William Allen White (1868-1944)

Object Number: 
1947.158
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 )
Marks: 
signature: lower right: "Enit Kaufman"
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower right in black crayon: "Enit Kaufman"
Description: 
Portrait
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).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Enit Kaufman
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