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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Honor Roll Back Home, Funds Sought

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A World War II painting of the honor roll in front of Westport�s Town Hall by artist Steven Dohanos is on display at the Westport Historical Society. The painting, which appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post on Dec. 4, 1943, is on loan to the Westport WPA Art Rescue Committee from its present owner, a collector of Dohanos art works. THe committee hopes to raise $12,500 to return the piece permanently to Westport. Mollie Donovan of the Westport Historical Society and husband Jack view the painting.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Ron Malone for WestportNow.com. For more pictures by Ron Malone click HERE.

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Posted 05/31/05 at 03:49 AM  Permalink



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Another remarkable success story, thanks to the perseverance of Mollie Donovan and a host of others.  Thanks to all who keep Westport’s history and arts heritage alive.

Posted by Dan Woog on May 31, 2005 at 11:52 AM | #
 

Thank you Westportnow.com for your photo and copy. The outpouring of support for the return of this painting permanently to Westport has been overwhelming. We hope we can make it happen. 

Tax deductible donations can be sent to: Westport WPA Art Rescue Committee, Judy Gault Sterling, Treasurer, 98 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT 06880.  Please make out checks to: Dohanos Honor Roll Painting. Mollie Donovan

Posted by Mollie Donovan on May 31, 2005 at 02:24 PM | #