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City of Knoxville - Mayor's Office - Knoxville, Tennessee

Portrait #1386
Subject/Title:
Dempster, George R.
Artist:Knaffl
Date Created:1951
Owner/Location:City of Knoxville
Mayor's Office

Knoxville, TN 37902
Frame Dimensions:29 x 35
Image Dimensions:23 x 28 1/2
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas possibly over photograph
Date Documented:15 May 2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Dempster is facing three-quarter left; however, his head is turned and he is looking directly at the viewer. He is balding, and the hair that is visible is totally grey. He is wearing a dark suit, pocket handkerchief, white shirt, and grey-patterned with red necktie, and is half-smiling over a markedly cleft chin.
History of Work:
Notes:Mayor 1952-1955; Lived 1887-1964, Industrialist; Inventor (Dempster Sumpster); City Manager; Democratic Party Leader; humanitarian; born in Knoxville.

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