David Eli Lilienthal (b. 1899)

Object Number: 
1947.213
Date: 
ca. 1945
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 1/4 x 25 3/4 in. ( 76.8 x 65.4 cm )
Marks: 
signature: lower right: "Enit Kaufman"
Gallery Label: 
The subject, a native of Morton, Illinois, attended Harvard Law School and established his practice in Chicago. In 1933 he was appointed one of the three directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority as a result of his legal experience with large public utility corporations. His book, "TVA: Democracy on the March" (1944), describes that enormous project which included land conservation and reclamation, reforestation, and the production and sale of electrical power.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group