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Portrait of Mr. Wiley

1894 Kenyon Cox Born: Warren, Ohio 1856 Died: New York, New York 1919 oil on canvas 15 x 17 in. (38.1 x 43.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Ambrose Lansing 1983.114.7 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 8A


Luce Center Label

Further research might establish the relationship between Mr. Wiley and Kenyon Cox. In the year he painted this portrait, Cox was under contract with Bowdoin College to create mural decorations for the new Walker Art Center, designed by prominent architect Charles F. McKim. Wiley sits in a library, which suggests that he might have been a member of Bowdoin’s academic community.

Keywords

Architecture Interior - civic - library

Object - written matter - book

Portrait male - Wiley, Mr. - knee length

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About Kenyon Cox

Born: Warren, Ohio 1856 Died: New York, New York 1919

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