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Dr. Louis Finkelstein (b. 1895)

Object Number: 
1947.208
Date: 
c. 1940-45
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, and charcoal on heavy watercolor paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 3/4 x 17 1/2 in. ( 57.8 x 44.5 cm )
Marks: 
signature: lower right: "Enit Kaufman"
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower right in graphite: "Enit Kaufman"
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
A rabbi and teacher, Finkelstein was long associated with the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, becoming its president in 1940. He was born in Cincinnati but attended the College of the City of New York and received his Ph.D. from Columbia in 1918. He was recognized as one of the most brilliant Judaic scholars of his day.
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