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Roy (Leroy) Ellsworth Harris (1898-1979)

Object Number: 
1947.210
Date: 
c. 1940-45
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, and white tempera on heavy watercolor paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 x 14 1/4 in. ( 45.7 x 36.2 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: lower right: "Enit Kaufman"
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower right in graphite: "Enit Kaufman"
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
A native of Oklahoma, Harris attended the University of California where he first became seriously interested in music. He went on to become a composer and teacher. His scores were often derived from American folksongs or Protestant hymns; among his best known works are his "Third Symphony" (1938) and "Folk Song Symphony." He taught at Cornell and Indiana universities and at the Julliard School of Music.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Provenance: 
Enit Kaufman and Dorothy Canfield Fisher, American Portraits (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1946)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group