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William Allen White (1868-1944)

William Allen White (1868-1944)
Title
William Allen White (1868-1944)
Date 
c. 1940
Medium 
Crayon, black and red chalk, and touches of gouache on board
Dimensions 
Overall: 21 3/4 x 17 3/4 in. ( 55.2 x 45.1 cm )
Description 
Portrait
Credit Line 
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Object Number 
1947.158
Marks 
signature: lower right: "Enit Kaufman"
Inscriptions 
Signed at lower right in black crayon: "Enit Kaufman"
Gallery Label 
White was born in Emporia, Kansas, and attended the University of Kansas. In 1895 he became the proprietor of the Emporia "Gazette" which, with White as editor, became one of the most notable small-town newspapers in the United States. He also wrote a number of short stories and books; among them are "The Real Issue and Other Stories" (1896), "In Our Town" (1906), "A Certain Rich Man" (1909), and "The Changing West" (1939).
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