Waters' portrait of Major Edward Allworth was commissioned by Oregon Percent for Art and the Oregon Department of Veteran's Affairs for the Edward Allworth Veteran's Home in Lebanon, Oregon. Allworth was a Medal of Honor Recipient in World War 1. After distinguishing himself in war, he returned to Oregon and was the Director of the Oregon State University Memorial Union for over 30 years.
The portrait plus two additional paintings ("Seal Cove, Salmon River Estuary" and Wizard Island Sky, Crater Lake) are now in the collection of the State of Oregon and will be permanently exhibited at the Edward Allworth Veteran's Home.
"The Oregon Veterans' Home in Lebanon is proud to have the portrait of Edward C. Allworth, by artist April Waters, on display at our fine facility. Truly this is The Place Where Honor Lives, and we are honored to have three of Waters' paintings showcased. We all love the paintings, they've really enhanced our facility and the lives of our veterans."
- Jeremy Woodall, Director of the Edward Allworth Veteran's Home
Portrait of Major Edward Allworth, WW1 Medal of Honor recipient.
Oil on canvas, 48 by 34”.
Oregon Percent for Art Collection.
Location: Lobby of The Edward Allworth Veterans' Home, Lebanon, Oregon.
Below is an excerpt from the story regarding these three works, written in the Albany Democrat-Herald:
LEBANON — A new courtyard designed by Oregon artist Lee Imonen, as well as a portrait of namesake Edward C. Allworth and two additional works by Oregon artist April Waters, have been installed at the Edward C. Allworth Veterans' Home in Lebanon.
The works of art are in the main entrance, front lobby and the Canteen of the complex at 600 N. Fifth St., and may be viewed from 8 to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
The works were commissioned through Oregon's Percent for Art Program.
The Allworth Veteran's Home Art Selection Committee commissioned two distinct projects. The first is a site-specific work on the campus central courtyard that would inspire the community to remember the contributions of veterans and inspire future generations while providing a site of respite and reflection for the home's 154 residents, and their families and guests. ...