Ivan Tauss (1890-1963)

Object Number: 
2001.26
Date: 
1947
Medium: 
Graphite and white gouache on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/8 x 8 1/4 in. ( 23.2 x 21 cm )
Marks: 
Signed and dated: Lower right in graphite: " atatis svae 57./ Ivan Daniel / 1947. a u/s s (in arms of a cross as a monogram) TAUSS."
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed and signed at lower right in graphite: "atatis svaE 57. / Ivan Daniel / 1947. monogram[cross with a, u, s, s in arms] Tauss."
Description: 
Portrait: Bust-length portrait nearly in profile looking left of the artist's father.
Gallery Label: 
Sitter is the father of the artist and the donor is the brother of the artist and the son of the sitter. He played an important role in the labor movement in New York during the late 1920 and early 1930s, as the labor organizer for Bond Bread Baking Company. He later became Secretary/Treasurer of Local 52 of the General Baking Union of the AFL. The Local subsequently joined the CIO and then became part of the Teamsters Union. The Bond Bread factory was located on East End Avenue and 82nd Street.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Jack G. Tauss
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group