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Margaret Golden

About the artist: 

“I was a faculty member in the department of pediatrics at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine for more than twenty-seven years. I helped to create and then led for many years their Essentials of Clinical Medicine course; I was then the pediatric clerkship director. My clinical focus was on providing primary care for children with complex chronic health problems. Now retired, I recently qualified as a Metropolitan Museum of Art docent for schoolchildren.”

About the artwork:

Pastel on Canson paper. “I created this on the last day of a one-week visit to the Grand Canyon. We had done a number of day hikes into the Canyon, and on one of them we hiked with a ‘preventive service’ ranger–a Park volunteer being trained to monitor hikers in order to ensure their adequate preparation for the rigors of heat and terrain. His stories were much in mind as I tried to capture the view from our cabin; at 9:00 AM, the temperature was already in the …

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