34 1/2 x 31 1/2 in. (87.6 x 80 cm)
Framed: 37 1/2 x 34 1/2 in. (95.3 x 87.6 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
Artist Mabel Pugh depicted her fellow North Carolinian, 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.