Anderson, Lennart. President Vernon Lattin

Lennart Anderson, President Vernon Lattin
Lennart Anderson, President Vernon Lattin, 2000

Artist: Lennart Anderson (American, b. 1928)

Title: President Vernon Lattin


Date: 2000

Dimensions: 19″ x 18″

Location in Library: First floor

Media: Oil on canvas board

Owner: The Brooklyn College Library Collection. © Lennart Anderson


Vernon E. Lattin was Brooklyn College’s seventh president, serving from 1992 to 2000. This portrait of Lattin was painted by renowned realist Lennart Anderson, Distinguished Professor of Art (now Emeritus) at Brooklyn College. Anderson’s sober but slightly off-center painting captures Lattin’s intellectual gravity as well as his innate approachability.

President Lattin spearheaded the College’s building campaign, which began with the renovation and expansion of the Library, so it is fitting that his portrait adorns the Library’s Archives and Special Collections.

Related Websites
Letter from President Vernon Lattin

– Lennart Anderson: A Retrospective

Suggested Readings
– Anderson, Lennart. Lennart Anderson: Paintings, 1953-2002, 2002.
Call Number: ND237 .A64245 A4x 2002
– Anderson, Lennart. Lennart Anderson: Paintings, 1999.
Call Number: ND237 .A527 A4x 1999

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