John Llewellyn Lewis (1880-1969)

John Llewellyn Lewis (1880-1969)
Title
John Llewellyn Lewis (1880-1969)
Date 
c. 1940-45
Medium 
Brown and wash and white gouache on paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 22 3/4 x 19 3/8 in. ( 57.8 x 49.2 cm )
Description 
Portrait
Credit Line 
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Object Number 
1947.178a
Marks 
signature: lower right: "Enit Kaufman"
Inscriptions 
Signed at the lower right in brown and blue ink: "Enit Kaufman"
Gallery Label 
A native of Lucas, Iowa, John L. Lewis began his career in the mines and soon became involved in union affairs. He became vice-president of the United Mine Workers of America in 1917; he was elected president three years later and served until 1959. He was an organizer of the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organization, serving as president of the latter from 1935 to 1941.
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