History of Art and Architecture

Faces to Names: 225 Years of Pitt Chancellors' Portraits

The UAG is celebrating Pitt’s 225th Anniversary with an exhibition of official portraits of the University’s Chancellors. Featuring works by Gilbert Stuart, Rembrandt Peale, Elizabeth Shoumatoff, Andrey Avinoff, Leopold Seyffert - and many more, the exhibition puts faces to the names we encounter everyday on campus: Bruce Hall, Fitzgerald Field House, Litchfield Towers.

Admission is free. For more information contact Isabelle Chartier at 412-648-2423 or uag@pitt.edu. You may also refer to the article on page 4 in the Pitt Chronicle.

Audio Clip from Wagner's Magic Fire

Francis Cézeron
Portrait of James Mountain, 1811
President of the Pittsburgh Academy (1803)
Oil on wood panel. University Art Gallery, 1974.1.5
Gift of Julia Morgan Harding






Elizabeth Shoumatoff
Portrait of John G. Bowman
, 1929
Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh (1921-1945)
Oil on canvas. University Art Gallery, 1980.12










Gilbert Stuart
Portrait of Hugh Henry Brackenridge
, c. 1810
Founder of the Pittsburgh Academy (1787)
Oil on wood. University Art Gallery, 1984.13.1
Gift of George Clapp






Louis Orr, The Commons Room, c. 1940

Etching. University Art Gallery, 1998.05.05











Andrey Avinoff, The Greek Room
Watercolor. University Art Gallery,