Portrait of Orval Hixon in his younger years

Portrait of Orval Hixon in his Younger Years
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17522
Building: 
Current Location: 
Vault Level
Floor: 
Lower Level/Vault
Object Description
Artist: 
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a sepia-toned reproduction photograph print of Orval Hixon.
Framed: 
Yes
 - Glass
Length: 
25 inches
Width: 
1 inch
Height: 
31 inches
Description: 

A sepia toned photograph of Orval Hixon. As a portrait photographer, it was Hixon’s responsibility to develop his subjects’ public images and give them a product they could share with theater producers, newspapers, or friends. Hixon also had an image to maintain, and portraits of him reveal his desire to be seen as sophisticated, fashionable man of his time as well as a great artist. Most portraits of Hixon were taken while he was working at Studebaker Studio in Kansas City prior to opening his own studio. They are likely self-portraits, although Studebaker himself may have also photographed Hixon. This print captures Hixon in formal attire, arms crossed, gazing directly at the viewer with a confident smile.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes