Over the years, UMass Lowell Libraries has served as the caretaker of a number of portraits and artworks. Of the portraits shown here, only the painting of Daniel H. O’Leary, rendered in 1979 by Gardener Fox, is on public display. This painting can be found in the foyer of O'Leary Library, South Campus. UMass Lowell Libraries intends to continue to document campus art and work to preserve UMass Lowell's institutional heritage. Expect more images to be added to this online gallery in 2019.
Portraiture as Institutional Memory (Click on the images to view the full-size version)
Myron S. Freeman Trustee and Benefactor Lowell Technological Institute (1941- 1953)
30 ½” X35 5/8”
Harold W. Leitch Painting
George E. Maliaros
Daniel H. O'Leary President Lowell State College 1950-75
Chancellor, University of Lowell 1975-77
Oil painting by Gardner Cox, December 1979
Louis A. Olney Head of Chemistry Department Lowell Textile School (1897-1928)/Lowell Textile Institute (1928-1945)
49 1/4”x 38 3/4”
“Dr. Louis Atwell Olney Born April 21, 1974 Head of Chemisty & Dyeing Lowell Textile Inst. (1897-1944) First President of A-A-T-C-C Chairman of Research Committee (1921-1946) Editor “American Dye-stuff Reporter” (1919-1946) Painted from life by H. Bingham Ballous (Jan 1846) HB”
In 2014 the portrait of Louis A. Olney was moved to Olney Hall with the intent of putting it on display there, however it remains in storage. All of the other works are in need of conservation while they await public display in an appropriate venue.
Samuel Pinanski Chairman, Board of Trustees, Lowell Technological Institute (1951-1969)
Dean Richard W. Ivers
William T. Hogan
President, University of Lowell (1981-1991)
Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Lowell (1991-2006)
Black & white photograph portrait by an unknown photographer. Subject is unknown.
There is a production label on the back that reads:
"Eastern Photographic Services, Inc.
5 Webber St. Lowell, MA 01851
22.25" x 26"
Kenneth Russell Fox
President -- Lowell Textile Institute
Martin James Lydon
President--Lowell Textile Institute (1950-1953)
President--Lowell Technological Institute (1953-1971)
Everett Varney Olsen
President--Lowell Technological Institute (1971-1975)
Acting President--University of Lowell (1975-1976)
John B. Duff
President--University of Lowell
Oil painting of unknown subject by Vesper Lincoln Geroge.