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Catalog Number 00556
Object Name Portrait
Description Edwin Thomas Meredith by Karl A. Buehr. 1876-1928. Agricultural journalist, public official. Born in Avoca, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, December 23, 1876. On leaving college, he was employed in the office of the Farmers Tribune published in Des Moines by his grandfather, Thomas Meredith. Established Successful Farming, 1902; Dairy Farmer; 1903; Better Homes and Gardens, 1922. Director of Iowa Trust and Savings Bank, Iowa National Bank, National Life Association, Chamber of Commerce of the United States, and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. President, Associated Advertising Clubs of the World. Member of the Board of Excess Profits Advisors, 1917. Member of Industrial Conference, 1919. United States Secretary of Agriculture in President Wilson's cabinet, January 1920-March 1921. Mentioned for President in Democratic National Convention, 1924. Died in Des Moines, Iowa, June 17, 1928. also known as E.T. Meredith
50.5 x 40.5

Portrait of a Meredith seated at a desk, facing left. He is wearing a dark jacket and white shirt. He has dark hair and a mustache. A painting is hanging on the wall above the desk.

---Added October 2014---
The work is signed K.A. Buehr 1926.
The following biography of Buehr is from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art,

Born in 1865 in Germany, Karl Albert Buehr (1865-1952) was a painter of genre scenes, portraits, and Impressionist landscapes. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Julian Academy in France and the London School of Art. From 1899 to 1902 he lived in Holland, and then spent the first decade of the twentieth century at Giverny, France. A member of the Giverny artists, Buehr exhibited widely in Europe. Buehr became a U.S. citizen and served in the U.S. Cavalry during the Spanish-American War. In Chicago he became a respected teacher at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and one of the city's most popular painters.
retrieved from http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/buehr-family-papers-9564/more
(October 22, 2014)
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