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As an artist and visual interpreter of Montana history, Elizabeth Lochrie (1890-1981) had the good fortune to witness the transformation of a remote wilderness to settled region, which provided her with endless subjects for her murals, paintings, cartoons, and wood-carvings. She was born and grew up in Deer Lodge, where her father, Frank Davey, was an engineer who helped modernize the city by installing a power generation plant and laying out a sewage disposal system. As her 1950 painting The Anselmo Hoist (16" x 20", tempera) suggests, she had a keen appreciation for the mechanized transformation of the state made possible by men such as Davey (painting courtesy Glenn Bodish, photographer, Butte-Silver Bow Arts Foundation, on display at the Arts Chateau, Butte, Montana, Glenn Bodish, photographer).
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