Henry Agard Wallace (1888-1965)

Henry Agard Wallace (1888-1965)
Title
Henry Agard Wallace (1888-1965)
Date 
c. 1940-45
Medium 
Watercolor, gouache, white tempera, and graphite on heavy watercolor paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 20 3/4 x 16 in. ( 52.7 x 40.6 cm )
Description 
Portrait
Credit Line 
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Object Number 
1947.196
Marks 
inscriptions: Signature in ink lower left.
Inscriptions 
Signed at lower left in black ink: "Enit Kaufman"
Gallery Label 
A native of Iowa, the subject worked as a journalist in his home state until 1933 when he was called to Washington to become secretary of agriculture under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He held that office until he was elected vice-president for Roosevelt's third term. He became a leader of the liberal movement in the late 1940s and was the Progressive party's unsuccessful candidate for president in 1948.
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