Historical Museum receives Groves' portrait

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Family donates work by illustrious artist.

By Arin McKenna

A portrait of Gen. Leslie Groves is now hanging in the Los Alamos Historical Museum. The portrait was donated by Groves' son, the late Gen. Richard Groves, and Richard’s children. The family decided to donate the portrait to the museum after the sculptures of General Groves and Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer were dedicated in May 2011.

The portrait was painted by Artist Albert Murray, who has been called “the greatest of all American portrait painters after John Singer Sargent.” Murray's work is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Art, the National Portrait Gallery, and the National Museum of American Art.

The official unveiling will be part of Los Alamos National Laboratory's 70th anniversary celebration, 3 p.m. April 5 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.