"Congratulations on being sixty years old, and for the Gallery living that long as well – may you both grow older together. I would like to speak to a picture that is dear to my heart, because it was one of the late John H. Schaeffer’s favorite paintings in his possession by Adolphe Rudolph HIRÉMY-HIRSCHL (1860-1930): Ahasuerus (The Wandering Jew at the End of the World)
, 1888. The recent death of my close friend and art collector brings to memory John saying that the frozen nude lady in the picture 'Reminds me of a lot of the women I have known!' Then he caught himself and said in Dutch-English, 'But I don’t mean in the Biblical sense, if you catch what I didn’t say.' Few people have loved fine art as much as my Australian-Dutch buddy."
- Vern Grosvenor Swanson, Ph.D.