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AbdF1887westAbdF1887west ABDULLAH FRÈRES (Ottoman Empire)
ACG President (1878-1880) Miss Maria West 1887 Constantinople / 2008
matt collodion print transfer on canvas (57x40)

CT: The American College of Greece, Athens - 2008
MouM1874boweMouM1874bowe M. MOULTHROP (USA)
ACG President (1880-1882) Rev. Marcellus Bowen 1874 New Haven / 2008
sepia print transfer on canvas (47x33)

CT: The American College of Greece, Athens - 2008
PHOT1886pagePHOT1886page ANONYMOUS (USA)
ACG President (1882-1886) Miss Mary Lyon Page ca. 1886 / 2008
silver print transfer on canvas (57x40)

CT: The American College of Greece, Athens - 2008
PHOT1893lordPHOT1893lord ANONYMOUS (USA)
ACG President (1886-1893) Miss Agnes B. McCartney Lord ca. 1893 / 2008
silver print transfer on canvas (57x40)

CT: The American College of Greece, Athens - 2008
ZogN1928mccaZogN1928mcca NICOS ZOGRAPHOS (Ottoman Empire 1881-1967)
ACG President (1893-1928) Miss Emily McCallum ca. 1928 Athens
pastel and pencil on silver print on card (46x36)

CT: The American College of Greece, Athens - 1928
PolA1930millPolA1930mill ANTONIS POLYKANDRIOTIS (Greece 1904-1990)
ACG President (1928-1940) Miss Minnie B. Mills ca. 1930 Athens
oil on canvas (73x60)

CT: The American College of Greece, Athens - 1930
KanA1940millKanA1940mill ANTONIS KANAS (Ottoman Empire 1915-1995)
ACG President (1928-1940) Miss Minnie B. Mills ca. 1940 Athens
oil on canvas (60x50)

CT: The American College of Greece, Athens - 1940
OrfE1947mcelOrfE1947mcel ELLIE ORFANOS (Greece b. 1922)
ACG President (1944-1947) Dr. Kathryn McElroy ca. 1947 Athens
oil on canvas (53x39)

CT: The American College of Greece, Athens - 1947
MosG1949longMosG1949long GEORGE MOSCHOS (Greece 1906-1990)
ACG President (1947-1949) Miss Mabel E. Long 1949 Athens
oil on canvas (62x52)

CT: The American College of Greece, Athens - 1949
MosG1967nichMosG1967nich GEORGE MOSCHOS (Greece 1906-1990)
ACG President (1949-1957) Miss Helen R.H. Nichol 1967 Athens
oil on canvas (62x48)

CT: The American College of Greece, Athens - 1967
PolA1960blakPolA1960blak ADONIS POLYKANDRIOTIS (Greece 1904-1990)
ACG President (1957-1960) Dr. Raymond B. Blakney ca. 1960 Athens
oil on canvas (66x55)

CT: The American College of Greece, Athens - 1960
GhiA1967stewGhiA1967stew ALKIS GHINIS (Greece b. 1933)
ACG President (1960-1971) Dr. Margaret Steward 1967 Athens
oil on canvas (66x50)

CT: The American College of Greece, Athens - 1967
BacF1970villBacF1970vill FABIAN BACHRACH (USA b. 1917)
ACG President (1970-1971) Dr. William J. Villaume ca. 1970 Boston / 2008
silver print transfer on canvas (60x45)

CT: The American College of Greece, Athens - 2008
Belm1975vretBelm1975vret BELMAR STUDIO (USA)
ACG President (1971-1975) Dr. Louis Vrettos ca. 1975 Florida
print transfer on canvas (61x51)

CT: The American College of Greece, Athens - 1975
ZouP2011bailZouP2011bail PETROS ZOUMBOULAKIS (Greece b. 1937)
ACG President (1975-2008) Dr. John S. Bailey 2011
acrylic on canvas (60x45)

CT: The American College of Greece, Athens - 2011
PORTRAITS OF ACG PRESIDENTS

The portraits of Presidents of The American College of Greece cover the entire period of modern Greek art, throughout the twentieth century. All of the 14 Presidents in the College's 135-year history had their portraits done. The portraits of the first four Presidents - Maria West, Marcellus Bowen, Mary Lyon Page, and Agnes B. McCartney Lord - are by notable photographers, such as the Abdullah Frères, and are kept at the Houghton Library Archive, Harvard University. The portraits of the following ten Presidents are displayed at the foyer of the Pierce College Theater at ACG. These latter portraits are by artists renowned in their time, and are of historical importance today.

Significantly, the earliest portrait of Emily McCallum is a hand-painted sepia- print by Nicos Zographos, a great master in the history of modern Greek photography. The first portrait of Minnie Mills - not included in the display – is by Antonis Kanas, an acclaimed naturalist. The other portrait of Minnie Mills is by Antonis Polykandriotis, who is one of Greece's most gifted modern painters. In this instance Polykandriotis brings out the gentle nature of his sitter. A portrait of Kathryn McElroy by Ellie Orfanos is a fine example of post-war portraiture, characterized by an economy of detail and stark realism, known in art history as 'New Objectivity'. Then follow the portraits of Mabel Long and Helen Nichol, both by George Moschos who was a renowned realist painter. Another portrait by Antonis Polykandriotis, of Raymond Blakney, is truly admirable for its sketchily telling execution. The portrait of Margaret Steward is by Alkis Ghinis, who is Greece's finest surrealist. Notice the strong color, the eloquent forms, and the unusual selection of props used in this picture. Interestingly, the portrait of Louis Vrettos is evidence of a contemporary technique of print-transfer on canvas, which succeeds in capturing the minutest detail of the sitter's appearance. The portrait of William J. Villaume is created by Bachrach, which is America's oldest established photographic firm. Finally, the portrait of John S. Bailey was recently created by Petros Zoumboulakis.

[Megakles Rogakos 01/2005]

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