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Title: Portrait of Margaret Huxtable Townsend (1882 - 1970)
Authors: Bongart,Sergei R., 1918-1985
Keywords: Faculty;Portraits;Images;Townsend, Margaret Huxtable;Paintings;Bongart, Sergei R., 1918-1985--Artist;Distinguished Faculty Portraits
Issue Date: 5-Nov-2007
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College
Series/Report no.: Portrait Series
Accession # 89.51
Abstract: This is a painting of Professor Margaret Huxtable Townsend, Rhodes College's first woman professor (1918-1954) and the first Dean of Women (1925-1952). She is seated wearing dark blue regalia with her hands resting in her lap. The painting by Sergei Bongart was done in 1954 and given to the College a year later. Bongart's signature is in the lower left corner. Sergei R. Bongart (1918-1985) was born in the Ukraine and emigrated to the U. S. in 1948 where he lived in California and Idaho.
Description: The frame is about 40 by 30 inches and is white with gold streaks. It is located in, Rollow Hall in the Catherine Burrow Refectory.
Appears in Collections:Rhodes College Portrait Collection

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