George V. Denny Jr. (1899-1958)

George V. Denny Jr. (1899-1958)
George V. Denny Jr. (1899-1958)
Title
George V. Denny Jr. (1899-1958)
Medium 
Charcoal heightened with white chalk on buff paper
Dimensions 
Paper: 23 5/8 x 19 1/8 in. (60 x 48.6 cm)
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart P. Feld
Object Number 
2009.46
Marks 
Estate stamp at lower left: "S.J. Woolf"
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower right: "4 7/8 x 9"
Gallery Label 
Denny was the moderator of an important early radio program entitled "America's Town Meeting of the Air," which was broadcast live from New York City's Town Hall from 1935 to 1956. One of America's first talk shows, it began as a six-week experiment on NBC. The show's introduction tried to evoke the ambiance of America's old town meetings. Denny wrote that it was "…a device which is designed to attract [the average American's] attention and stimulate his [sic] interest in the complex economic, social and political problems which he must have a hand in solving." As Woolf frequently had his subjects do, the drawing is autographed by Denny at the lower center as further testimony to the fact that it was indeed executed from life.
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Creative: Tronvig Group