Cordell Hull

  • Bryant Baker, Cordell Hull, 1943, plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1963.11.7

Cordell Hull was secretary of state to President Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1933 until 1944, the longest tenure in American history. Bryant Baker found Hull to be a challenging model, because he was so relaxed during his sittings that his face lacked animation.” To solve this problem, Baker invited some of Hull’s State Department associates to attend the session and was able to capture the politician’s lively expression as he discussed affairs of state.

Title
Cordell Hull
Artist
Date
1943
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
23 7812 3410 78 in. (60.832.327.6 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Hull, Cordell
Object Number
1963.11.7
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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