The unveiling of the Lester Bentley portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower at the Lester Public Library, March 29, 2011, on what would have been Bentley's 103 birthday.
This commissioned portrait of Eisenhower painted by Two Rivers' native Lester Bentley in 1954 for Columbia University, New York. Bentley was only 44 years old when he was selected for the honor.
Lester Bentley's widow, Connie, offered the personal Eisenhower portrait (Bentley painted two, the original hangs on the Columbia University Campus, New York) for sale to the Two Rivers Historical Society. Many generous donations were made to secure it. Sadly, it will be the last purchase of one of Lester's paintings from Constance Bentley, as she died on December 23, 2010.
In attendance were two of Bentley's three sons, Claude and George.
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