Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Old Library portraits project completed

Just about a year ago, Sara blogged about a new project to add gallery labels to the portraits hanging in the Old Library meeting rooms. As she pointed out, "While some of the portrait frames do bear the subject's name and (sometimes) dates, others lack any indication of who the person was and why they rate a big painting in one of the hottest party spots on campus. "

I'm very pleased to announce that this project was completed in April. Each of the twenty portraits is now graced with a gallery label bearing the subject's name, birth and death dates as appropriate, and university affiliation. In many cases, we were also able to identify the artist and the date of the painting.

Portrait subjects include:

David W.E. Baird, M.D. (1898-1974)

Lewis W. Bluemle, Jr., M.D. (1921- )

George Emanuel Burget, Ph.D., 1889-1938

James C. Hawthorne, M.D. (1819-1881)

Charles N. Holman, M.D.

Simeon Edward Josephi, M.D. (1849-1935)

Thomas Martin Joyce, M.D. (1885-1947)

R.E. Kleinsorge, M.D. (1883-1975)

Dr. Olof Larsell (1886-1964)

Leonard Laster, M.D. (1928- )

Leo Sherman Lucas, M.D. (1894-1961)

Harold Bunce Myers, M.D. (1886-1937)

Elnora Elvira Thomson, R.N. (1878-1957)

More information about the portraits and their subjects is available from HC&A - just ask!

Many thanks to the OHSU History of Medicine Society for funding this project.

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