Today would have been Mr. Penn's 100th birthday- taking a moment to celebrate the man who helped define portraiture in the 20th century. He is also the kind man I baked cookies for during the holidays (I was addressed as Miss Mary the Baker Person) and the artist who took the picture that hung next to my bed growing up. Every night I looked at the picture of a strong, beautiful ballerina and found comfort that she and her troop would look after me while I dreamt. I am forever grateful to have enjoyed the works of this complete master and gentleman. Happy Birthday!