William Green (1873-1952)

William Green (1873-1952)
Title
William Green (1873-1952)
Date 
1940-45
Medium 
Black crayon on paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 18 1/4 x 23 1/4 in. ( 46.4 x 59.1 cm )
Description 
Portrait
Credit Line 
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Object Number 
1947.168
Marks 
inscriptions: Signature charcoal lower left; pencil lower left.
Inscriptions 
Signed at lower left in black crayon: "Enit Kaufman"
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.
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