William Allen White (1868-1944)
Crayon, black and red chalk, and touches of gouache on board
Overall: 21 3/4 x 17 3/4 in. ( 55.2 x 45.1 cm )
signature: lower right: "Enit Kaufman"
Signed at lower right in black crayon: "Enit Kaufman"
White was born in Emporia, Kansas, and attended the University of Kansas. In 1895 he became the proprietor of the Emporia "Gazette" which, with White as editor, became one of the most notable small-town newspapers in the United States. He also wrote a number of short stories and books; among them are "The Real Issue and Other Stories" (1896), "In Our Town" (1906), "A Certain Rich Man" (1909), and "The Changing West" (1939).
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Enit Kaufman and Dorothy Canfield Fisher, American Portraits (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1946)
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