Edward Melcarth with his painting, "The Last Supper," in this undated photo from the 1960s.
Edward Melcarth with his painting, "The Last Supper," in this undated photo from the 1960s. The Forbes Collection, New York
Edward Melcarth with his painting, "The Last Supper," in this undated photo from the 1960s. The Forbes Collection, New York

The rich and famous collected his work. Then he became Kentucky’s forgotten artist.

January 11, 2018 01:41 PM

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.