Mary Laurita holds a Ph.D. in Russian Literature from Columbia University. She spent several years studying and working in Russia and the Soviet Union and teaching Russian literature to undergraduates. She currently works at Stanford University in the Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising as the Director of Academic and Educational Support Programs.
Posts by Mary Laurita
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?