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Acquisition Reception for Bend in the River by Sydney Laurence
Bend in the River, by Sydney Laurence. Oil on canvas. JDCM 2017.45.001.
Join us for a First Friday Acquisition Reception for Bend in the River, oil on canvas, 20”x24”, by Sydney Laurence (1865-1940). Laurence is widely regarded as Alaska’s most prominent painter. This landscape, painted in the flats near where the airport is located today, is a fine example of Laurence’s work in the Juneau area, his skill, and his dedication to plein-air painting. Bend in the River will be on view for the public through the end of October. Bend in the River has been donated to the Juneau-Douglas City Museum in memory of William D. De Armond, who died in Seattle at the age of 79 on June 28, 2017. Bill is survived by his wife, Malin Babcock. Funds collected exceeded the purchase price of Bend in the River, and the Friends will use these additional funds for future Museum Juneau history and art acquisitions in his memory.