Little Shirley Loves to Paint 07 2004 Sophia Ehrlich

Painting By Sophia Ehrlich, July 2004
Watercolor

Sophia’s given name at birth was “Shirley.” She hated the name because she did not want to be a little “Shirley Temple.”

She painted this chimp and named it Shirley as a whimsical protest of her birthname. Note how the painting has the name “Sophia” inscribed.

Little Shirley Loves to Paint 07 2004 Sophia Ehrlich