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Metro Davidson County Collection - Nashville Public Library


Portrait #883
Subject/Title:
West, Ben
(1911-1974)
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:unknown
Owner/Location:Special Collections Division
Nashville Public Library
615 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219
Frame Dimensions:28 x 24
Image Dimensions:
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:6 August 2007
Condition:Excellent

Description:Ben West leaning against a chair with his hands on its back. He is wearing a black jacket, blue bow tie, and a white shirt.
History of Work:Presented to the library by Ben West, Jr., ca. 1976.
Notes:Born in 1911, Ben West attended Cumberland Law School and Vanderbilt University. West served as Mayor of Nashville from 1951 to 1963. He died in 1974.

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