Raymond Gram Swing (1887-1968)

Raymond Gram Swing (1887-1968)
Title
Raymond Gram Swing (1887-1968)
Date 
c. 1940-45
Medium 
Watercolor, gouache, and charcoal on watercolor board
Dimensions 
Overall: 20 1/4 x 15 3/8 in. ( 51.4 x 39.1 cm )
Description 
Portrait
Credit Line 
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Object Number 
1947.192
Marks 
signature: lower right: "Enit Kaufman"
Inscriptions 
Signed at lower right in black watercolor: "Enit Kaufman"
Gallery Label 
The subject, a native of Cortland, N.Y., entered journalism as a young man and from 1914 to 1917 was war correspondent in Berlin and Paris for the Chicago "Daily News." In the 1930s he attracted a following of millions through his low-keyed presentation of the news over British, American, and Canadian radio networks.
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