John Dewey (1859-1952); verso: portrait sketch of a man
Watercolor and gouache on heavy watercolor paper; graphite and watercolor
Overall: 21 x 16 in. ( 53.3 x 40.6 cm )
signature: lower right: "Enit Kaufman"
Signed at lower right in red watercolor: "Enit Kaufman"
Educator and philosopher John Dewey received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins in 1884 and subsequently taught at the University of Chicago. He later joined the faculty of Columbia University where he remained until his retirement in 1930. Kaufman considered the subject one of the brilliant men who gave the vital force to what she called "the American century."
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Enit Kaufman and Dorothy Canfield Fisher, American Portraits (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1946)
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