Dr. Vannevar Bush (b. 1890)

Object Number: 
1947.199
Date: 
c. 1940-45
Medium: 
Black, brown, and white crayon on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 1/4 x 19 1/4 in. ( 61.6 x 48.9 cm )
Marks: 
signature: lower right: "Enit Kaufman"
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower right in black crayon: "Enit Kaufman"
Gallery Label: 
A Harvard-trained electrical engineer, Bush was chairman during World War II of the National Defense Research Committee and director of the United States Office of Scientific Research and Development, the project that developed the atomic bomb. He published "Modern Arms and Free Men" in 1949.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Provenance: 
Enit Kaufman and Dorothy Canfield Fisher, American Portraits (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1946)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group