Over the past 214 years, MedChi has been the recipient of a large (110+) number of portraits of luminaries in our organization, as well as a number of others. From John Archer, the first recipient of a medical degree in America, painted by an unknown artist,
to the elegant Horace Hayden, the founder of the first dental school in America, painted by Rembrandt Peale,
the paintings present quite a range of styles and artists.
For the past several months, I’ve been photographing the portraits and creating brief biographies of each sitter. You can find a link to the biographies here, and click the “portrait biographies” link.