“LaJolla Lincoln”; 1928 oil portrait by Douglas Volk (CWT)
“LaJolla Lincoln”; 1928 oil portrait by Douglas Volk. If this portrait could talk; the stories it would tell. For years American artist Douglas Volk’s (1856-1935) painting hung in the La Jolla, California library of legendary San Diego Union publisher James S. Copley. Quietly gazing down, it absorbed the gossip, cigar smoke and brandy fumes of politicians of all stripes calling on the king-making newspaperman. Volk’s Lincoln images have become iconic. DELIVERED ELECTRONICALLY.