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John Llewellyn Lewis (1880-1969)

Object Number: 
1947.178a
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 )
Marks: 
signature: lower right: "Enit Kaufman"
Inscriptions: 
Signed at the lower right in brown and blue ink: "Enit Kaufman"
Description: 
Portrait
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Enit Kaufman
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