Local artist Doug Van Howd works in his studio in Auburn on Thursday. His statue of Ronald Reagan will soon replace that of Christopher Columbus in the state Capitol’s lower rotunda. Van Howd was a close friend of Reagan’s and was the official White House artist during the Reagan presidential administration.
Local artist Doug Van Howd works in his studio in Auburn on Thursday. His statue of Ronald Reagan will soon replace that of Christopher Columbus in the state Capitol’s lower rotunda. Van Howd was a close friend of Reagan’s and was the official White House artist during the Reagan presidential administration. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com
Local artist Doug Van Howd works in his studio in Auburn on Thursday. His statue of Ronald Reagan will soon replace that of Christopher Columbus in the state Capitol’s lower rotunda. Van Howd was a close friend of Reagan’s and was the official White House artist during the Reagan presidential administration. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com

Artist honored to do Capitol sculpture of his friend Ronald Reagan

February 14, 2015 04:00 PM