New Yorker Traces the Intertwined Lives of Mission School Painters Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen and Claire Rojas

August 5th, 2015

Barry McGee and Clare Rojas with AshaThe New Yorker has an article this week profiling the intertwined lives of artists Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen and Clare Rojas.  Rojas, an artist living in Philadelphia, originally met Kilgallen and McGee through mail correspondence, and became close friends with the married couple.  After Kilgallen died of cancer in 1999, Rojas found herself growing closer McGee as she helped to care for his young daughter, and eventually married him.  “I think most people would just completely head the opposite direction, like, ‘Good luck with this, Barry,’ ” McGee says. “But she walked straight in.”

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