William McCloskey (1859-1941) and Alberta Binford McCloskey (1863-1911): Partners in Illusion by Elaine Adams, California Art Club Newsletter, May 1996
According to contemporary marriage/divorce statistics, one of the most frequent arguments experienced between a married couple is what program to watch on television. Imagine how incredible it must be for a couple with individual creative currents to decide what to paint together on the very same canvas. Somehow the McCloskeys, components of the Victorian Age, were successful at channeling in on the same artistic wavelength. The exhibition, rightfully entitled Partners in Illusion, conjures up ideas of a team of supernatural performers in the art of deceiving the eye.