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Sunday, January 22, 2012

LYNDER ELLSWORTH BEHYMER MEDALLION ADDED TO MUSEUM COLLECTION

CHERISHING OUR VALLEY    2012

The December 2011 gift of sculptures by the San Fernando Valley artist Henry Van Wolf will provide historical evidence and inspiration for generations to come. Among the works donated to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley is this large bronze medallion of Lyner Ellsworth Behymer, whose story appears in part earlier on this blog. Behymer spent much of his adult life bringing important musical events to Los Angeles and laying the foundations for a world-class symphonic orchestra for the city.


 
Lynden Ellsworth Behymer - bronze medallion by Henry Van Wolf - after 1947.  (click on this image to enlarge it) Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Joseph and Ladonna Van Wolf 2011. 

Initial information about the life and times of Lynden Behymer was provided to The Museum from Board member, Phyllis Hansen.

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