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Poster, Sterling Wortmen - Rockefeller Foundation

This is a Poster. It was designed by Dan Friedman. It is dated 1980 and we acquired it in 1997. Its medium is photo etching on heavy cream wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Ken Friedman. It is credited Gift of Ken Friedman.

Its dimensions are

53.2 x 43.0 cm (20 15/16 x 16 15/16 in. )

It has the following markings

Embossed border and seal at lower right (of the Rockefeller Foundation.)

It is inscribed

Printed in plate, top edge, center [capitalized]: The Board of Trustees/ The Rockefeller Foundation Printed in plate, across top [capitalized]: Sterling Wortman Printed in plate, top: Having accepted, reluctantly, and with regret, the resignation of our fellow Trustee and Acting-President Sterling Wortman, the Trustees wish to express their appreciation of Dr. Wortman’s contributions to the well-being of mankind and achievements of The Rockefeller Foundation. As scientist, administrator, and conceptual trailblazer, Dr. Wortman participated in the origins, and helped to secure the eventual worldwide adoption, of systems or food crops research and production that have benefited millions of people in the poorer world./ As a strategist and author, he has helped convince professional and political leaderships that rural, agriculture-based development should receive their keenest attention. With decades of achievement still in front of him, he can look back on strong institutions, a wealth of well-trained people, and a published body of knowledge all bearing his indelible mark. We are particularly grateful for his thoughtful leadership of The Rockefeller Foundation from March 1979 to August 1980, and join to thank him and to wish him continued success. Printed in plate, three names per line, spaced out in brown bars [capitalized]: Theodore M. Hesburg; Robert V. Roosa; Richard W. Lyman/ W. Michael Blumenthal; Kenneth N. Dayton; James C. Fletcher/ Herman E. Gallegos; James P. Grant; Clifford M. Hardin/ Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.; Lane Kirkland; Mathilde Krim/ Bill Moyers; Victor H. Palmieri; Jane C. Pfeiffer/ John D. Rockefeller IV; Henry B. Schacht; Nevins S. Scrimshaw/ Eleanor B. Sheldon; Billy Taylor; Clifton R. Wharton, Jr./ James D. Wolfensohn; Cyrus R. Vance

Cite this object as

Poster, Sterling Wortmen - Rockefeller Foundation; Designed by Dan Friedman (American, 1945–1995); photo etching on heavy cream wove paper; 53.2 x 43.0 cm (20 15/16 x 16 15/16 in. ); Gift of Ken Friedman; 1997-19-422

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