In 2013, First Southern National Bank purchased the Greene Settles collection of Lexington artist Henry Faulkner, which included over 233 pieces in oil on panel, watercolor, and sketch, and displayed many of those paintings in the holding company, bank branches, and in the Bluebird cafe in Stanford for the community to enjoy.
Greene Settles was a highly respected accountant and was Faulkner’s business manager. Mr. Settles painted, made music, and was one of the finest collectors of regional and Kentucky art in the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
A STANFORD CONNECTION
Greene’s wife, Mary Edna Carter Settle, was from Stanford. Her father, Nevin Carter, owned a large farm and raised Tennessee walking horses but lost the farm in the Depression. He moved to a home at the corner of Lancaster Street, and E. Depot Street in front of the railroad tracks just a few blocks from downtown Stanford. The home was situated on a large lot where he continued to raise horses and raised a substantial garden each summer.