William Green (1873-1952)

Object Number: 
1947.168
Date: 
1940-45
Medium: 
Black crayon on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 1/4 x 23 1/4 in. ( 46.4 x 59.1 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signature charcoal lower left; pencil lower left.
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower left in black crayon: "Enit Kaufman"
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
William Green, a native of Ohio, began working in the coal mines at the age of sixteen and became associated with the United Mine Workers' Union, in which he soon became an officer. In 1906 he was elected president of the Ohio district, and from 1910 to 1914 he served in the state senate where he introduced legislation to improve laborers' working conditions. In 1913 he was named to the executive council of the American Federation of Labor and was its president from 1924 until his death.
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