Renowned Maine Artist Roger Williams created an original work of art commemorating the Admiral and his ship for commissioning. It was originally displayed in the wardroom. At some point the painting went missing. The Association would like to locate this missing painting.
The painting is owned by the US Navy, as it was donated to the ship at commissioning.
The Association intends to arrange with the US Navy History & Heritage Command for display in the National Museum of the Surface Navy or another appropriate museum.
Prints of the painting were distributed at commissioning. The depth and texture of the original painting distinguishes it from the reproductions. The painting most likely would not be framed behind glass.
If you have information about location of the original the painting, please contact the Association – admin@ArleighBurkeAssociation.org
Articles on the missing painting:
Maine artist says his painting of Arleigh Burke missing from Navy ship – Sun Journal – Dec 29, 2016
Navy to search for painting by Maine artist – News Center Maine – Dec 27, 2016
Maine artist says his painting of Navy hero is AWOL – Portsmouth Herald – Dec 29, 2016
Missing Painting of Navy Admiral Sparks Puzzling Mystery – The Sitrep – Dec 29, 2016