28E Jobs Lane Southampton, NY 11968 United States 631.204.0383
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"High Society"

Origin United States, New York
Period 1950-1979
Materials Oil on canvas
W. 24 in; H. 20 in; D. 2 in;
W. 60.96 cm; H. 50.8 cm; D. 5.08 cm;
Condition Excellent. Original Hendryk carved frame,
Creation Date 1952
Description Oil on canvas portrait by America's foremost portrait artist, William Franklin Draper. Signed lower left and dated 1952. Sitter unknown. The painting is in its original hand carved wood frame. Overall measurements 32.5 by 27.5 inches.

In Mr. Draper's five-decade career, his subjects included President Richard M. Nixon, Mayor John V. Lindsay of New York, the Shah of Iran, the financier Paul Mellon, Dr. Charles Mayo of the Mayo Clinic, Terence Cardinal Cooke, the actress Celeste Holm and the New York socialite and jazz harpist Daphne Hellman. A portrait he did of John F. Kennedy, based on an oil sketch for which the president sat in 1962, hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington.

William Franklin Draper, born in Hopedale, Massachusetts, became one of America's more noted combat and portraits artists, who depicted many of the country's wealthiest and most prominent individuals. His portrait of John F. Kennedy hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC., and in 1999, he received the Gold Medal from the National Portrait Society, its highest honor.
Styles / Movements Post Impressionism
Incollect Reference Number 194527
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