Norman Mattoon Thomas (1884-1968)
Watercolor, gouache, and touches of charcoal on heavy watercolor paper
Overall: 18 1/8 x 12 15/16 in. ( 46 x 32.9 cm )
signature: lower left: "Enit Kaufman"
Signed at lower left vertically in gray ink: "Enit Kaufman"
The subject, a native of Marion, Ohio, was ordained a Presbyterian minister; his real interest, however, was in social work and in socialist journalism. In 1918 he founded "The World Tomorrow" and during 1921-22 was associate editor of "The Nation." He was the Socialist candidate for president of the United States in every election from 1928 to 1948. His published books include "As I See It" (1932), "Human Exploitation" (1934), "A Socialist's Faith" (1951), and "The Test of Freedom" (1954).
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Enit Kaufman and Dorothy Canfield Fisher, American Portraits (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1946)
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