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Wendell Lewis Wilkie (1892-1944)

Wendell Lewis Wilkie (1892-1944)
Title
Wendell Lewis Wilkie (1892-1944)
Date 
1944
Medium 
Light terracotta and grey painted plaster
Dimensions 
Overall: 21 x 11 3/8 x 10 1/4 in. ( 53.3 x 28.9 x 26 cm )
Description 
Portrait bust
Credit Line 
Gift of the artist
Object Number 
1951.460
Marks 
signed: proper left shoulder: "WENDELL WILLKIE/1944 (c) M. HOFFMAN"
Gallery Label 
A native of Indiana, the subject graduated from Indiana University Law School (1916) and practiced law in Indiana and Ohio. In 1929 he joined the New York firm of Weadock and Weadock which handled legal matters for the Commonwealth and Southern Corp., a large utility holding company. Four years later he became president of the corporation. He gained a reputation as a spokesman for business in opposition to Roosevelt's New Deal policies and in 1940 was the Republican nominee for president.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group