Surgeon General Thomas Parran (1892-1968)

Surgeon General Thomas Parran (1892-1968)
Title
Surgeon General Thomas Parran (1892-1968)
Date 
c. 1940-45
Medium 
Graphite and watercolor on paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 19 3/4 x 18 1/4 in. ( 50.2 x 46.4 cm )
Description 
Portrait
Credit Line 
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Object Number 
1947.203
Marks 
signature: lower right: "Enit Kaufman"
Inscriptions 
Signed at lower right in graphite: "Enit Kaufman"
Gallery Label 
A native of Maryland, the subject received his M.D. from Georgetown University in 1915 and entered the public health service two years later. He was named commissioner of the New York State Department of Health in 1930, and held the office of surgeon general of the U.S. Public Health Service from 1936 to 1948. He established the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh, and was a founder of the World Health Organization and the National Institute of Health.
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