Terminally Ill Painter Gets Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts

Screen shot 2015-05-22 at 11.44.03 AMA terminally ill Weymouth man’s dream of having his art displayed in the Museum of Fine Arts came true last week.

“When I think about it, I start to cry,” artist and Vietnam veteran Donny Jo Prevost told The Patriot Legder. “I was looking at my work in a place where I have seen masters of the art world.”

Prevost has Stage 4 lung cancer. He paints individuals who have inspired him, such as actor Steve McQueen.

The Dream Foundation, a national wish-granting organization for adults who only have a year or less to live, contacted the MFA last month regarding Prevost’s work, said Isabella Bulkeley, the MFA’s Public Relations Coordinator. She said this is the first time the MFA has worked with the Dream Foundation to grant a terminally ill patient a wish.

Prevost and his family visited his completed exhibition on Wednesday, October 16. He is pictured, looking content, with his 10 paintings that were selected by curator Jen Mergel. He told The Patriot Ledger, “I believe that no matter what happens to me, the paintings I leave behind will make people happy.” (Read more)

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