William Franklin Knox (1874-1944)

William Franklin Knox (1874-1944)
Title
William Franklin Knox (1874-1944)
Date 
c. 1940
Medium 
Crayon and graphite on paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 23 1/4 x 18 1/4 in. ( 59.1 x 46.4 cm )
Description 
Portrait
Credit Line 
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Object Number 
1947.169
Marks 
signature: lower right: "Enit Kaufman"
Inscriptions 
Signed at lower right in graphite: "Enit Kaufman"
Gallery Label 
Franklin Knox was born in Boston, the son of William Edwin and Sarah (Barnard) Knox. He started out as a journalist, and after World War I became general manager of all Hearst newspapers, but left that position to become publisher of the Chicago "Daily News" in 1931. A staunch Republican, Knox was his party's nominee for vice-president under Alfred Landon in 1936. He was made secretary of the navy by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940.
Provenance 
Enit Kaufman and Dorothy Canfield Fisher, American Portraits (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1946)
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Creative: Tronvig Group