Portrait of Clara Ford Seated Holding Fan, circa 1926

Summary

Carl Bennett Linder was a New York-based painter who specialized in portraits of industrialists. He was a favorite of Mrs. Clara Bryant Ford, who attended his 1925 one-person exhibit at the Knoedler Gallery in Manhattan. Soon after she commissioned him to paint the entire Ford family. Linder painted multiple portraits of Henry and Clara Ford, the last of which is dated 1936.

Carl Bennett Linder was a New York-based painter who specialized in portraits of industrialists. He was a favorite of Mrs. Clara Bryant Ford, who attended his 1925 one-person exhibit at the Knoedler Gallery in Manhattan. Soon after she commissioned him to paint the entire Ford family. Linder painted multiple portraits of Henry and Clara Ford, the last of which is dated 1936.

Artifact

Portrait

Date Made

circa 1926

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

51.13.195

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Clara Ford Estate.

Material

Oil paint (Paint)
Canvas

Dimensions

Height: 40 in

Width: 32 in

Depth: 1 in

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