Stumptown Stories: Homer Davenport? (24-April-2012)

Homer DavenportThe Stumptown Stories series, geared to everyone who loves this city we live in, takes place most Tuesdays at Jack London bar (basement of the Rialto, SW 4th and Alder). Free to get in, but must be 21 or over – there’s a full bar!

On Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Stumptown Stories presents Homer Daventport?

Homer Davenport (1867-1912) was one of the most successful artists Oregon has ever produced. Yet, few outside his hometown are even aware of the impact this self-described “country boy” had on society, in the transition between those eras known as The Gilded Age and The Progressive Era. His unique rural Oregon upbringing, along with a supportive and nurturing home life, equipped Davenport with the intellectual tools and the artistic skills needed to hit the ground running. He arrived on the scene during a perfect storm of technology and public sentiment. He is known for his satyrical drawings and support of Progressive Era politics.

Doors open at 7pm for this free event (21 and over only). Presentation begins at 7:30pm.

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