J. Salter, AKA Zouté (salt in German), lived in North
Rose, a small town about 30 miles east of Rochester, New York.
He was independently wealthy, or so we have been told by Mike
Deming. Mike is an antique
dealer and he has bought as many Zouté paintings as he
can get a hold of.
has a box of Zouté watercolors and maybe twenty paintings.
He gave me a Zouté
watercolor for my birthday. He has hung six or seven
Zouté paintings in Mex
restaurant downtown so you may have seen some. This
one is in the bar downstairs at Mex.
of the photos in this Zouté section of the site are from
Mike's collection. They were all taken by Zouté. The
sterovision/photo collage above is from an unknown museum show.
That's his wife to the right. She shows up in a number of his
paintings and also painted. They couldn't have children but
she was a lifelong companion.
how does one come to be independently