John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
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Art on Sunday: The Chief's Canoe

Belmore Browne (1880 – 1954)
The Chief's Canoe, before 1927
Oil on canvas
Belmore Browne, The Chief's Canoe
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

In addition to his work as a painter, Browne was also an accomplished mountaineer. He was part of the first group to ascend Mt. Olympus in Washington, and he made three pioneering attempts (all ultimately unsuccessful) to climb Mt. McKinley in Alaska. A small mountain in Alberta, where he lived for many years, has been named in his honor.

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