Artist: Joseph Margulies (Austrian, 1896-1984) Title: President Harry D. Gideonse (1901-1985) Audio: 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.