George MacIntyre’s life is miraculous: not only has he lived with AIDS since his diagnosis in 1982, but he is a consummate artist with a rich story to tell.
As The Star
reports on the occasion of the unveiling of MacIntyre’s 11th painting
, places the artist deems significant to the local gay community, including bars and healthcare providers, were his inspiration for the series. The 11th painting is a portrait of Woody’s in MacIntyre’s signature folk-art style.
The 12th and final painting is of the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home. MacIntyre explains that while he was living in Casey House, three people with AIDS died in one day; two of the families refused to claim their bodies. Rosar-Morrison accepted the remains, making it the first funeral home in the city to bury people who had AIDS.