Speaker Joseph Martin’s portrait was commissioned in 1948 and completed in 1959 by artist Boris Gordon. Martin reportedly was not fond of the likeness, though it hung in his office from 1959 until the unveiling in 1967. Boris Gordon’s first commission for the federal government was for Champ Clark’s Speaker portrait in 1919.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Joseph William Martin, Jr.,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2005/2005-016-044/ (January 24, 2021)
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