30 1/8 x 25 in. (76.5 x 63.5 cm)
Framed: 37 1/2 x 32 1/2 in. (95.3 x 82.6 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
Edward Garmatz celebrated his chairmanship of the Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee with the unveiling of his portrait in the committee hearing room. The portrait is signed by the popular artist “C. J. Fox.” As court documents later showed, Fox was the pseudonym of businessman Leo Fox, who solicited important commissions for decades under the name Charles J. Fox. In fact, the portraits were painted by Russian-born, New York artist Irving Resnikoff. Garmatz’s portrait is one of his best works. The dapper Chairman faces the viewer with the flag of his home state, Maryland, behind him.