Artist Mabel Pugh depicted her fellow North Carolinian, Agriculture Chairman Harold Cooley in a dynamic pose, his torso twisted slightly toward the viewer, with one elbow resting across the back of a chair and glasses in hand. Against a neutral background, the red chair and blue and white of the sitter’s clothing provide subtle patriotic allusions.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Harold Dunbar Cooley,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2002/2002-009-006/ (November 27, 2021)
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