Potrait of Taylor S. Abernathy

Portrait of Taylor S. Abernathy
Portrait of Taylor S. Abernathy detail
Portrait of Taylor S. Abernathy Didactics
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17351
Building: 
Current Location: 
Kirk Hall
Floor: 
1st
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Dates: 
1901-1988
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Details: 
This oil on canvas portrait depict Taylor S. Abernathy in a three quarters length pose.
Framed: 
Yes
 - Plexi
Length: 
39 1/2 inches
Width: 
3 1/2 inches
Height: 
34 3/4 inches
Description: 

The portrait is a sober representation of Taylor S. Abernathy. Abernathy was born in Missouri. His father was Harry Thomas Abernathy. The Abernathy family owned Abernathy Furniture Company in Kansas City. Taylor graduated from Hamilton in 1914 and returned to Missouri to work for the First National Bank of Kansas City. He was eventually named President of the bank. In this portrait by Adrain Lamb, Abernathy is dressed in a dark navy or black suit with a white shirt and matching pocket square. His tie bespeckled with red dots is the same color as his suit. The background of this portrait is rich in russet tones of red and yellow.

Taylor died in 1987 at the age of 95. The following year, the Taylor S. Abernathy & Patti Harding Abernathy Charitable Trust was established to support religious, charitable, scientific, and educational purposes, with the first scholarship grant made to Hamilton in 1988.

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