1998Sculptor Alfred Duca’s bronze statue of Fitz Henry Lane was installed and dedicated.Arts and Culture, Art

Alfred Duca, Fitz Hugh Lane (Fitz Henry Lane), Bronze, Cape Ann Museum, Gift of Elizabeth Mallinckrodt Bryden, 1996, in memory of the sculptor’s wife Linda Duca (1920-1988), https://www.capeannmuseum.org/collections/objects/fitz-hugh-lane-fitz-henry-lane/
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The statue is situated just below Lane’s home and studio on Duncan’s Point. Duca, who lived in Annisquam, worked on the project in the mid-1990s, finishing it in 1996. Unfortunately, he died before the statue was cast and dedicated, and community members raised funding, had the clay model cast in bronze, and installed. As well as his art career, Duca was also technically innovative, developing Polymer Tempera, the binder that made acrylic paint possible, in 1944. He also worked nationally with youth to help prevent drug use, started national organizations to do so, and earned a Massachusetts Lifetime Achievement Award.

“Works by Alfred Duca.” Cape Ann Museum, https://www.capeannmuseum.org/collections/artists/alfred-duca/#.
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