TX: painted with brush at upper right <Keogh - / Paris / '48>, inscribed with pencil at rear lower right of picture <Tom Keogh>, at lower bottom of frame <Alexander Iolas Gallery>, at upper right of frame <Alexander Iolas>
CM: Tom Keogh's alleged Self-Portrait is an important painting originating in the Alexander Iolas Collection, New York. It is interesting to note that Keogh's wife, American novelist Theodora Roosevelt Keogh O'Toole Rauchfuss (1919-2008), is believed to have been the one to suggest Constantine Coutsoudis (1908-1987) to change his name to 'Alexander Iolas'. Iolas himself donated this painting to his friend George Fatseas, an actor starring in Elia Kazan's America America (1963), in gratitude for the latter's support in his early days in New York in the 1940s. Takis Efstathiou purchased this painting from George Fatseas in the early 1970s, and subsequently donated it to the ACG Art Collection.
[Megakles Rogakos 07/2006]
ROGAKOS, MEGAKLES Silent Dialogues: Multimedia Portraits Throughout Time 2008 The American College of Greece - ACG Art, Athens