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Object Name Portrait
Title Clifford K. Berryman
Catalog Number 1939.425
Creator Brewer, Nicholas Richard
Date ca. 1939
Material(s) Oil on canvas
Dimensions H-46.5 W-36.5 D-1 inches
Description This is a seated three-quarter portrait of Clifford K. Berryman. He has gray-white hair, blue eyes and is wearing a light tan suit. He also has on a white shirt with a blue tie. There is a gold label pin and he is wearing a pinze-nez with gold nose clip. The background of the painting is brown and the subject is sitting in a green chair with a red and tan design. His right hand is holding a picture.
Notes Clifford Berryman was born in 1869 and died 1949. Cartoonist for the Washington Post and the Washington Evening Star. Won the Pulitizer Prize in 1943 and was known as the originator of the "teddy bear." He is the author of "Berryman Cartoons of the 58th House," which is probably the first instance of a cartoonist that illustrated every member of any one Congress. Brewer was born in 1857 and died 1949. The file indicates that the painting was restored in October 1973.
Collection Mrs. Clifford Berryman Collection
People Brewer, Nicholas Richard
Berryman, Clifford
Subjects Cartoonists
Cartoons (Commentary)
Newspaper illustrations
Political cartoons
Portrait paintings
Teddy bears
Search Terms Washington (D.C.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS