Portrait of Harry T. Abernathy
Harry T. Abernathy was born in Leavenworth, Kansas on 23 May 1865 to Col. James L. Abernathy. Harry's father James, was the pioneer furniture manufacturer of the West. Harry came to Kansas City and became cashier of his father's company. Harry held the position for eight years. In 1895, he became the assistant cashier of the First National Bank. Later, he was the treasurer of Park College for four years. In this portrait, Abernathy is seated in a three quarter length pose. He is dressed in a dark suit with a white shirt and grey tie. The most striking element of this portrait is Abernathy's soft and kind blue eyes. The background of this painting is comprised of russet and green tones. It is important to note that the brushstrokes of the artist are quite visible.