Category Archives: art

Mille Fiori

A Thousand Flowers
Chihuly Gardens

“Winter Brillance”

Glasswork by Dale Chihuly

“Nine Scenes from Eskimo Life”

Ink on caribou hide by George Ahgupuk; 1951

“Sunrise on Canyon Walls – Alaska”

Oil on cardboard by Jules B. Dahlager; circa 1926

“Mt Edgecumb”

“Mt Edgecumb, Sitka”, water color on paper by Elsie Burkman; 1969

“Song of the Huskies”

Print by Fred Machetanz; 1967

“Alaska Sentinels”

Oil on burlap by Eustace Paul Ziegler, circa 1923

“Night Hunter”

Oil on masonite, by Fred Machetanz; circa 1970

Fred Machetanz first came to Alaska in 1935, spending two years in Unalakleet. He left for New York, only to request service with the U.S. Navy in the Aleutians, returning to Alaska in 1942.

“Spring Fever”; 1987

After WWII, Machetanz returned to Unalakleet in 1946. Eventually, he settled in the farming community of Palmer, where he died at the age of 94, in 2002.

“Aurora Borealis”

Oil on canvas, by Frederic Edwin Church; Circa 1865

Frederic Edwin Church based the above painting on the sketches from the Isaac Israel Hayes’ 1860-61 polar expedition.

“White Swans Over the Tundra”

Oil on canvas, by Francis Lee Jaques, 1928