Gerard Swope (1872-1957)
Graphite and crayon on paper
Overall: 20 3/8 x 15 3/8 in. ( 51.8 x 39.1 cm )
signature and date: lower right: "Enit Kaufman / March 1943"
Inscribed and signed at lower right in graphite: "Enit Kaufman / March 1943"
Swope, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, and a graduate of M.I.T., was by 1922 the president of General Electric, a position he held for eighteen years. He later became chairman of the New York City Housing Authority and an advocate of low-rent public housing. He also headed the Westchester County Parks Commission, the Eighth American Red Cross Roll Call, and the Business Advisory and Planning Council of the Department of Commerce.
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Enit Kaufman and Dorothy Canfield Fisher, American Portraits (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1946)
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