Margulies, Joseph. President Harry D. Gideonse (1901-1985)

Joseph Margulies President Harry D. Gideonse (1901-1985) 1949
Joseph Margulies, President Harry D. Gideonse, 1949

Artist: Joseph Margulies (Austrian, 1896-1984)

Title: President Harry D. Gideonse (1901-1985)


Date: 1949

Dimensions: 44″ x 36″

Location in Library: First Floor

Media: Oil on canvas

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

Description: Harry D. Gideonse was Brooklyn College’s second president, serving from 1939 to 1966.

During his 27 years as president, the college saw unprecedented growth and was viewed as a prominent liberal arts institution with a faculty of distinguished scholars. In 1966, during a dispute with the Board of Education over a planned $400 tuition charge, Gideonse resigned.

Known as a portrait and landscape painter, Joseph Margulies always strove for realism.

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