Artist Allan Tubach Captures Bryan Health’s History in New Painting
Nationally and internationally renowned artist Allan Tubach, resident of Omaha, has created a painting for Bryan Health as a tribute to the organization’s history.
“Bryan Memorial Hospital and Lincoln General Hospital were founded in the 1920s through generous donations of community leaders at the time, and introduced many firsts in health care to Nebraska and the region,” says Bob Ravenscroft, Chief Development Officer, Bryan Health Advancement.
“In 1997, the two organizations merged and adopted the name BryanLGH. As we move toward the future as Bryan Health, we wanted something to share with the community and our employees to commemorate our proud history.”Allan Tubach, artist, described his work at the unveiling ceremony on Tuesday, July 23, “The painting is called Lifelines, referring to the lifelines of the past, the future and the lifelines of the many patients who have benefitted from the work of these two institutions that came together.”
The left side of the painting illustrates Bryan Memorial’s history and founder, William Jennings Bryan while the right side portrays Lincoln General’s history including founder, former Lincoln Mayor, Robert E. Moore. Moving toward the center and upwards, the painting depicts the pioneering medical leaders, the milestones and technological advances that have shaped Bryan Health into the leading heath care provider that it is today.
“When I see this painting, I feel pride and humility,” says Ravenscroft. “I am so proud to work for this organization, and I am humbled by the dedication and advances of those who served our community. We, as an organization, have a responsibility to help continue all that they have built.”