Frances Perkins (1882-1965)

Title:
Frances Perkins (1882-1965)
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Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower right in gray ink: "Enit Kaufman"
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41 958
Date: 
c. 1940-45
Medium: 
Watercolor and gouache on heavy watercolor paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 1/4 x 16 1/4 in. ( 51.4 x 41.3 cm )
Classification: 
Date End: 
1 945
Description: 
Portrait
Credit Line: 
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Object Number: 
1947.182
Gallery Label: 
The subject, who became involved in the reform movement to improve working conditions in factories in the early years of the twentieth century, was made a member of the New York State Industrial Commission in 1919. Subsequently, she came to the attention of Franklin D. Roosevelt who, when he became governor in 1929, appointed her industrial commissioner of the state. When he was elected president in 1932, he appointed her secretary of labor, a post she held until 1945.
Provenance: 
Enit Kaufman and Dorothy Canfield Fisher, American Portraits (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1946)
Date Begin: 
1940
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group