Harry Scherman (1887-1969)

Object Number: 
1947.226
Date: 
c. 1940-45
Medium: 
Watercolor, white tempera, and black ink on heavy watercolor paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 x 18 1/4 in. ( 55.9 x 46.4 cm )
Marks: 
signature: lower left: "Enit Kaufman"
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower left in blue ink: "Enit Kaufman"
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
Economist, author, and founder of the Book of the Month Club, Harry Scherman was the son of Jacob and Katharine (Harris) Scherman, and was born in Montreal, Canada. From 1907 to 1916 he worked in journalism and advertising and then began to specialize in the promotion and publishing of books. This led to his organization of the Book of the Month Club in 1926, of which he was president from 1931 to 1950, and then chairman of the board 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)
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Creative: Tronvig Group