Current Location:
Building C (DEV) -> 1st Floor (DEV; C)
Location Notes:
DEV; Building C; 1st fl., University Club

David Benjamin

Artwork
Identifier:
2000.388.1
Artist:
Rose Long
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Oil on Board
Date:
1981
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 59 in Width: 35 in
Description:
David Benjamin (b. 1834) with beard standing with one hand resting on the desk and a piece of paper in his other hand.
Historical Context:
This portrait was one of six paintings by Rose Long who was commissioned by Cameron Troy of Dorothy Draper of New York City. The paintings were originally hung in the Lumbermen's Room of the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, as each man had a connection to the lumber industry of the area. While photographs of the men were hard to come by, Long used historic records to give an idea of each individuals personalities.