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January 2, 2020

"Born with a paintbrush in hand" in St. Albins, VT in 1899, Sister Eva LeDoux showed an early talent for art. She was one of fifteen children, several of whom were called to religious service. Art studies took her all over the world, including Montreal and Paris. She entered the Community of Sisters at age 20, first coming to Alaska as a travel companion to a fellow nun, and returning several times. In Ketchikan, she helped found the School of Art and taught at the community college. Our museum has scenes she drew of Petersburg. She died in 2003 at the age of 104.

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