Museum of the Albemarle’s History for Lunch to highlight Leopold Paul Unger, itinerant portrait artist

Published 10:12 am Saturday, April 29, 2023

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The Museum of the Albemarle will hold a History for Lunch on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at noon in the Gaither Auditorium. Michael L. Marshall, author and researcher of southern decorative arts and local history, will discuss the works of the itinerant portrait artist Leopold Paul Unger.

The recently-acquired circa 1852 portrait of Gaston Pool currently being conserved is believed to have been one of his works. Unger, who painted widely in several states, is known to have painted portraits of members of several other families from northeastern North Carolina, including the Leigh and Skinner families of Perquimans County.

“Come and discover local works of Unger through this informative lecture,” stated a Museum of the Albemarle press release.

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The Museum will offer History for Lunch in person and through Zoom. Register in advance through the Museum’s Facebook page or website to receive a link to attend the lecture virtually. The virtual program is supported by Friends of the Museum of the Albemarle.

The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 S. Water Street in Elizabeth City. For more information, call 252-335-1453 or go to