Kelly, J. Redding. Dean Mario Cosenza

J. Redding Kelly, Dean Mario Cosenza
J. Redding Kelly, Dean Mario Cosenza

Artist: J. Redding Kelly (American, 1868-1939)

Title: Dean Mario Cosenza

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Date: 1934

Dimensions: 50″ x 35″

Location in Library: First floor

Media: Oil on canvas

Owner: The Brooklyn College Library Collection. © Artist’s Estate

Description:

Professor Cosenza, a classical scholar, was the first provost of Brooklyn College and the first Italian to serve as dean of an American college.  In 1938, Professor Cosenza became acting president of Brooklyn College, stepping in for an ailing President Boylan.  Mr. Kelly, a renowned portrait painter, taught at Brooklyn College for over 33 years.

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