Friday, February 25, 2011
LINCOLN PORTRAIT COPY , $8000 PURCHASE AWARD
Abraham Lincoln, painted by John Denison Crocker, oil on canvas, c. 1890
With the generous support of the Sachem Fund, the City of Norwich, CT announces a competition to select a painting to replicate a portrait of Abraham Lincoln, painted by John Denison Crocker (1822-1907), c. 1890 and stolen from City Hall in 1994.
The Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich Historical Society and Norwich Arts Center will provide scholarship, administrative and programmatic support for the project.
* For more information about Abraham Lincoln and John Denison Crocker, CLICK HERE.
* For more information about submission guidelines, CLICK HERE.
Artists wishing to view Crocker’s portraits may visit Norwich City Hall where portrait work by John Denison Crocker may be viewed daily in the main center hallway. Additionally, a CD of images of the original portrait, plus portraits by John Denison Crocker in the Slater’s collection may be obtained through the museum for a fee of $5.00.
TO RECEIVE A CD OF IMAGES PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO THE SLATER MEMORIAL MUSEUM AND MAIL TO:The Slater Memorial Museum, 108 Crescent Street, Norwich, CT 06360