Samuel Untermyer (1858-1940)
Oil on canvas
Framed: 55 1/4 × 45 1/2 × 7 1/4 in. (140.3 × 115.6 × 18.4 cm) Unframed: 40 1/4 × 30 1/4 in. (102.2 × 76.8 cm)
Signed and dated upper left: "Zorn 1901"
The subject, a native of Lynchburg, Va., received his law degree from Columbia in 1878 and became a partner in Guggenheim and Untermyer, New York. He was a successful trial lawyer, corporation consultant, and advisor to the federal government. In addition, he served as vice-president of the American Jewish Congress and as president of the Non-Sectarian Anti-Nazi League to Champion Human Rights which was organized in Amsterdam in 1934. His home was Greystone, an estate on the Hudson River.
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, Alvin Untermyer, and Irene Meyers Richter
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