|Artist:||Lennart Anderson (American, b. 1928)|
|Title:||President Vernon Lattin|
|Medium:||Oil on canvas board|
|Size:||19" x 18"|
|Provenance:||The Brooklyn College Library Collection. © Lennart Anderson|
The Brooklyn College Library Collection. © Lennart Anderson
Vernon E. Lattin was Brooklyn College's seventh president, serving from 1992 to 2000. This portrait of Lattin was painted by renowned realist Lennart Anderson, Distinguished Professor of Art (now Emeritus) at Brooklyn College. Anderson's sober but slightly off-center painting captures Lattin's intellectual gravity as well as his innate approachability.
President Lattin spearheaded the College's building campaign, which began with the renovation and expansion of the Library, so it is fitting that his portrait adorns the Library's Archives and Special Collections.