Marian Anderson (1897-1993)

Marian Anderson (1897-1993)
Title
Marian Anderson (1897-1993)
Date 
c. 1940-45
Medium 
Watercolor, gouache, white tempera, and charcoal on heavy watercolor paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 27 1/4 x 20 5/8 in. (69.2 x 52.4 cm)
Description 
Portrait
Credit Line 
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Object Number 
1947.216
Gallery Label 
In 1939, Marian Anderson (1897-1993) a celebrated African American contralto was denied the right to perform in Constitution Hall in Washington, DC on grounds of traditional racial segregation. She subsequently devoted much of her life to improving prospects for blacks in the performing arts. Among other events, she is remembered for singing at President John F. Kennedy's inaugural in 1961.
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