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Original Ziegler Oil Painting Donated to Egan Library, UAS

Juneau, Alaska
Date of Press Release: August 13, 2012

An original oil painting on canvas by one of Alaska’s most prolific artists, Eustace Paul Ziegler (1881-1969) has been donated to the University of Alaska Southeast Egan Library, Auke Lake Campus. "The Ford," is a large painting measuring 40 x 91½ inches with an appraised retail replacement value of $225,000.

The painting is on display in the Egan Library, conference room 210 and available for public viewing. "We are thrilled to have an original Ziegler painting in the Egan Library. His work is widely celebrated for beautifully reflecting early twentieth-century Alaskan frontier life," said Elise Thomlinson, Interim Regional Director of Library Services, Egan Library.

The painting was donated in memory of the pioneer spirit of Joe and Bessie Thomas that helped pave the way for "present day" Juneau.  UAS Chancellor John Pugh said, "This is just one example of an amazing gift to the university.   Because of the family’s generosity, an Alaskan art treasure will be shared with the public and can be enjoyed by generations to come."

Elise Tomlinson, Interim Regional Director of Library Services, Egan Library with “The Ford” by Eustace Paul Ziegler
Elise Tomlinson, Interim Regional Director of Library Services, Egan Library with “The Ford” by Eustace Paul Ziegler

Contacts:

Lynne Johnson

Director of Development & Alumni Relations

(907) 796-6416

Elise Tomlinson

Interim Regional Director of Library Services, Egan Library

(907) 796-6467