This limited edition ornament features a Mark Waitkus print of a the historic Knollwood Mansion decorated for the holidays.
About Knollwood: One of Worcester’s grandest houses, Knollwood was built as the 20 room private residence of Worcester industrialist Lyman Gordon (1861-1914), a founder of the Wyman Gordon Company, manufacturers of drop forgings. Designed by an outstanding Boston architectural firm, its imposing design was inspired by French manor houses of the 17th and 18th centuries. The property took the name “Knollwood” after its purchase in 1917 by prominent Worcester industrialist, Lucius J. Knowles, president of Crompton & Knowles Loom Works, who had previously made his home nearby at 15 Massachusetts Avenue.
About the artist: Mark Waitkus is a Worcester native, he gathers inspiration for his art from historic settings, historic stadiums, legendary teams, and memorable moments in sports. His expressive brush strokes and use of color bring his watercolors to life, providing a feeling of being a part of the nostalgia he recreates. Waitkus skillfully uses each and every stroke to present rich color and detail.