Mitsie’s Memories: At Home with Linda Le Kinff

 In Art & Gallery News, Articles, Artists & Special Collections, By Mitsie Scaglione, Linda Le Kinff

A Park West Gallery exclusive • By Mitsie Scaglione

For these many years when traveling to Paris, we have always stayed at the Hotel Montreal by the Paris Opera, a small hotel with 23 rooms where “everybody knows your name.” The proprietor Madame Jacqueline and her assistant, Monsieur Jacques, become our Paris family. We could always depend on them to assist us with our artist appointments, many of which took place in the lovely sitting room of the hotel. It was there that we first met Linda Le Kinff and her husband, Jacques.

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Artist Linda Le Kinff at her home in Rambouillet, France. ©Park West Gallery, 2011

Linda arrived with a portfolio of her artwork and soon the sitting room was arrayed with her paintings. We were very interested in work and she suggested we visit her home in Rambouillet. We agreed, and the next morning Jacques picked us up and off we went to their home.

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Linda Le Kinff’s home in Rambouillet, France. ©Park West Gallery, 2011

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Inside the artist’s studio. ©Park West Gallery, 2011

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Albert Scaglione and Linda Le Kinff. ©Park West Gallery, 2011

As you can see in the photograph, their home is a beautiful three-story structure that they have restored to its original beauty. Linda has set up her studio in the garden room with picturesque windows looking over the beautifully landscaped yard.

As we toured the yard, I was able to get a photograph of Linda’s cat that she has used as a model many times in her paintings.

When it was lunchtime, we indulged in the culinary expertise of Jacques, with four courses and a different wine for each course.

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Linda Le Kinff’s cat hiding in the garden. ©Park West Gallery, 2011

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Lunch prepared by Linda Le Kinff’s husband, Jacques. ©Park West Gallery, 2011

Through the years we have been together with Linda and Jacques at many of Linda’s openings and have many memories of visits together in Paris, Tel Aviv and at our Park West Gallery in Southfield, Michigan.

Mitsie Scaglione is the wife of Park West Gallery CEO Albert Scaglione. Read more of Mitsie’s Memories at The Official Blog of Park West Gallery →

Exclusive artwork by Linda Le Kinff is available for purchase through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions at sea. Visit the Park West Gallery – Le Kinff Fine Art Collection to learn more.

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