Robert  DeBlasio

 

Early 1950s ; Robert in his Marine uniform. He was in the honour guard at the White House in Washington, DC.
Early 1950s ; Robert in his Marine uniform. He was in the honour guard at the White House in Washington, DC.

Lived in New York City

 

AMERICAN

Early 1956 -  Private collection
Early 1956 - Private collection

Robert presented the painting as a gift to Meher Baba when he visited him at the Hotel Delmonico, New York in 1956.

Several days later, Meher Baba summoned Robert to the hotel and when he came, Baba gave back the painting to Robert stating :

" I have blessed it and have bowed down to it, now take it with you and place it in your home in a prominent place."

 

This painting had been handed down through the family.

 

Robert met Meher Baba at Myrtle Beach 1952 & 1956.

1956 ; Meher Baba at Longchamps Restaurant, Manhattan House, New York City, NY.
1956 ; Meher Baba at Longchamps Restaurant, Manhattan House, New York City, NY.
Meher Baba with Eruch Jessawala at the Hotel Delcomnico, New York City, NY.
Meher Baba with Eruch Jessawala at the Hotel Delcomnico, New York City, NY.