Saturday, September 11, 2010

Rob Roy MacVeigh and the AIDS Quilt

Last week on the blog I posted some Oz artwork by the late Rob Roy MacVeigh. While I was going through some papers a couple days ago I ran across a photograph of Rob's square in the Names Project - AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Rob died of AIDS in 1992 at the age of thirty seven. It really was a tremendous loss. So let's take a few minutes to remember him.

5 comments:

oznickolaus said...

I have loved Rob's artwork since I was a kid. I remeber getting the paper doll cut out book of his Oz characters and just loving it.

I wrote him a letter once and she was so kind to respond. Such a nice man. I wish I had met him in person once and gotten to know him.

Charlie Dale said...

Thank you so VERY much for sharing this in your blog. Sometimes I think we tend to forget the loss we have suffered because of AIDS.

British Fan Of Oz said...

I've never really heard of Rob Roy Mcveigh before your posts.
That is a lovely quilt Oz design.

Mark said...

Thanks so much for posting this. I had the good fortunate of meeting and knowing Rob. What a sweet and kind man. I remember and miss him still.

Hungry Tiger Talk said...

Hi Mark - You're most welcome!