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Portraiture at UMass Lowell

Portraits Paintings Photographs O'Leary Library

Portraiture as Institutional Memory

Alexander G. Cumnock

Chairman Lowell Textile School Board of Trustees

Oil Painting, circa 1908

Foyer of Cumnock Hall

 

Daniel H. O'Leary
President Lowell State College (1950 – 1975)
Chancellor, University of Lowell (1975 – 1977)
Oil painting by Gardner Cox, December, 1979

 

Myron S. Freeman

Trustee and Benefactor Lowell Technological Institute (1941 – 1953)

30 ½” X 35 5/8”

Oil Painting

Harold W. Leitch 

Trustee 

Oil Painting

28 3/8” x 22 3/8”

George E. Malliaros

1889 Founder 1968

Oil Painting

Samuel Pinanski

Chairman Board of Trustees, Lowell Technological Institute (1951 – 1969)

28 1/4” x 24

Photograph by Fabian Bachrach 

 

Louis A. Olney

Head of Chemistry Department Lowell Textile School

(1897 – 1928)

Lowell Textile Institute (1928 – 1945)

Oil Painting

49 1/4” x 38 3/4”

On Verso

“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 1946) HB”

 

Dean Richard W. Ivers

Oil painting

Kenneth R. Russell Fox
President – Lowell Textile Institute
(1945 – 1950)

Oil Painting

When appointed in 1945 at he age of 29 Fox was the youngest college president in the nation he brought growth and change to the Lowell Textile Institute between 1945 and 1950.

Martin James Lydon
President – Lowell Textile Institute

(1950 – 1953)
President – Lowell Technological Institute (1953 – 1971)

Photograph

Everett Varney Olsen
President – Lowell Technological Institute

(1971 – 1975)
Acting President – University of Lowell

(1975 – 1976) 

Photograph by Fabian Bachrach

 

John B. Duff
President – University of Lowell
(1976 – 1981)

James T. Cook

Founder of the Lowell Textile School

Oil Painting by Vesper Lincoln George (1865 – 1934)

(32 1/4" x 37 3/4")

William T. Hogan
President, University of Lowell (1981 – 1991)
Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Lowell (1991 – 2006) 

Photograph by Fabian Bachrach

After working as an engineer at General Electric and for the U.S. Army, Bill Hogan joined the campus as a professor of mechanical engineering in 1963. He quickly moved up in ranks, becoming Dean of the College of Engineering, Vice President of Academic Affairs and, eventually, President of the University of Lowell. He became UMass Lowell's first Chancellor in 1991. Shortly before retiring in 2006, Hogan helped develop a plan for a $266 million renovation of the university's three campuses, taking the first steps towards establishing UMass Lowell as a world-class research and development center. He died in 2017 at the age of 84.