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Disney artist Bob Abrams draws nationwide 90th birthday wishes


January 27, 2021

"The Crow" 21" x 17" Acrylic by Bob Abrams. - Photo courtesy of the LUX Art Center

At 90, a famed La Conner animation artist and painter still knows how to draw a crowd.

On Zoom as well as at the easel.

Bob Abrams, fondly known around town as the “Disney Artist,” was feted with a special on-line birthday reception Friday that drew well-wishers from near and far.

The virtual event, which extended beyond two hours as Abrams reflected upon his remarkable career, was coordinated by Rebecca Strong of The Lux Art Center on Lopez Island.

Strong met Abrams when she managed a gallery here prior to the outbreak of COVID-19. She now exhibits and helps market Abrams’ work,...

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