Object photography

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Object description

  • Judith Lowry (Mountain Maidu, Hamowi Pit River and Washoe, birth 1948)
  • Marine Phoenix, 1999
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • San Francisco, California, United States
  • H: 68 in, W: 94 in, D: 1 1/4 in (H: 172.7 cm, W: 238.8 cm, D: 3.2 cm)
  • Gift of Judith Lowry, 2008
  • E303917
  • Celebrates the love story of Lowry's parents
  • Titled after the ship that brought Lowry's mother from Australia to America

During World War II, June Shirley Harrison met Leonard Lowry, a Native American from California, at a soldiers' dance in Sydney, Australia. They exchanged letters for almost four years before June sailed to San Francisco to marry him, one of the most decorated soldiers of World War II.