53 x 43 in. (134.6 x 109.2 cm)
Framed: 53 x 43 in. (134.6 x 109.2 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
Seymour Stone’s three-quarter length portrait of John Nance Garner is the second commemoration of Garner's Speakership. The first, by Boris Gordon, had been completed in 1933, but this work proved unsatisfactory and a resolution to exchange the portraits was passed on February 6, 1940. Seymour Stone was born in Poland, but relocated to Paris to study at Académie Julien. Later, he moved to New York to continue training at the Art Students League. He settled in New York and became known for his portraiture, as well as his zoological and figurative work.