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Metro Davidson County Collection - Nashville Public Library


Portrait #895
Subject/Title:
Grantham, Dewey W. (1921-2004)
Artist:King, Sandra
Date Created:2006
Owner/Location:Special Collections Division
Nashville Public Library
615 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219
Frame Dimensions:32 x 26
Image Dimensions:
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:6 August 2007
Condition:Excellent

Description:Dewey Grantham, with dark hair and wearing a brown suit and black tie. He is leaning and seems as if in conversation
History of Work:Donated to the library by the Grantham Family in 2007. The artist completed the portrait in 2006 from a photograph.
Notes:Born in 1921 in Georgia, Dewey W. Grantham was a Vanderbilt University professor and scholar of twentieth-century southern history and politics. He attended the University of Georgia, served during World War II, and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before beginning his career at Vanderbilt in 1952. Grantham retired in 1991 after a distinguished career, having authored numerous books and archives and having received multiple awards and honors for his work. In 2001, Grantham donated his personal library to the Nashville Public Library, where it is housed in the Special Collection Division. Grantham died in 2004.

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