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Nationality

American

Artist Dates

1909-1993

Title of Work

Portrait Group

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Medium

Oil on Canvas

Height

47 1/2

Width

35 1/2

Collection/Provenance

Memorial Union Collection

Status

Stored: Room 435

Location

Chester Fritz Library

Artist Bio

Henry J. Tanous, the son of Syrian immigrants, was born in Hettinger, North Dakota. He studied at UND, the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, and the Minneapolis Art Institute. In 1939, Tanous moved to California, where he became an animator for Disney Studios.

Additional Information

During the Great Depression, Tanous was hired by the Public Works of Art Project to paint North Dakota subjects, such as the painting on display. The painting depicts three University faculty members, Drs. Gillette, Libby, and Hult.

Condition

Excellent

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