Henry Agard Wallace (1888-1965)
Watercolor, gouache, white tempera, and graphite on heavy watercolor paper
Overall: 20 3/4 x 16 in. ( 52.7 x 40.6 cm )
inscriptions: Signature in ink lower left.
Signed at lower left in black ink: "Enit Kaufman"
A native of Iowa, the subject worked as a journalist in his home state until 1933 when he was called to Washington to become secretary of agriculture under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He held that office until he was elected vice-president for Roosevelt's third term. He became a leader of the liberal movement in the late 1940s and was the Progressive party's unsuccessful candidate for president in 1948.
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Enit Kaufman and Dorothy Canfield Fisher, American Portraits (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1946)
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