Benjamin Meiners is a graduate student in English and American Literature at Washington University in St. Louis. His research focuses on 19th-century American literature and culture, feminist theory, and queer theory.
Posts by Benjamin Meiners
The first woman to paint the official portrait of a U.S. president, Greta Kempton also painted Cabinet officials, governors, senators, the head of the Atomic Energy Commission, two Postmasters General, a Supreme Court justice, several university presidents, and a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. But what would have happened if she had painted a self-portrait?