|Robert Strider, President of Colby College Oil Portrait by Francis J. Quirk Image courtesy of Colby College|
While seeking information on Francis Quirk's retirement from Lehigh University, we came upon an old issue of an Alumni Magazine for Colby College from 1964 that had a reference to a donor providing a portrait of Colby College President Robert E. Strider. Quirk's son James attended and graduated from the College. At the time James was the youngest graduate ever from the institution.
|Colby College President Robert E. Strider painted by Francis Quirk |
Compliments of Colby Alumnus 1964 Colby College Archives
In our quest for this painting, in an earlier blog post we had included a possible image, which we now know is not by Quirk.
|Colby College President Robert E. Strider Standing Compliments of Colby Alumnus 1964 Colby College Archives|
At the moment, we only have a black and white Image, but we will not rest until we have a better color version.