Houlton Region

Houlton masons receive portrait from late artist

HOULTON, Maine — Lois Morin, widow of Roger J. Morin, presented Jody Anderson, master of Monument Lodge, with a self-portrait her late husband to celebrate his becoming a Master Mason in 2008.

The late Roger Morin painted this self-portrait of him becoming a Master Mason in 2008. The painting was donated to Monument Lodge No. 97 by his widow, Lois. (Courtesy of Richard Rhoda)


Morin presented the portrait to Anderson during a special ceremony Wednesday, Feb. 12.   Roger Morin, known as Maine’s Masonic artist, died July 8, 2019. 

The 6-foot by 4-foot Masonic painting, “Living Our History,” was displayed for two months at the George Washington Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia in 2008.

“Roger is well remembered as a Mason who shared his personal skills with and for the betterment of Masonry,” said Richard Rhoda, a member of Monument Lodge No. 96 in Houlton.

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