[Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. posed in fishing attire beside Robert Joy portrait]

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Alfred Glassell, Jr. posed in fishing attire beside Robert Joy portrait.

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Original print, color. 13.75" x 11"

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Creator: Unknown. c. 1963.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Robert Joy Collection and was provided by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 492 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston contributes photographs from the Robert Joy Collection. Joy, Houston's premiere portraitist, painted more than 350 portraits over a career that spanned more than forty years. Lawyers, politicians, and the socially elite of Houston were among those who sat for Joy. Photos in the collection, assembled over the course of his work, include those of Lillie Abercrombie, Robert E. Blaffer, Sarah Campbell Blaffer, Alfred C. Glassell Jr., William Clayton, Libbie Rice Farish, William Stamps Farish, Lamar Fleming, and Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Alfred Glassell, Jr. posed in fishing attire beside Robert Joy portrait.

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Original print, color. 13.75" x 11"

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Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. (1914-) has been a distinguished leader in the petroleum industry and marine biology as well as renowned art patron, collector and philanthropist. Also an avid sportsman, he holds the world record title for catching a 1,560 pound marlin on a hand-held rod and reel. He is a Life Trustee of both the Texas Childrens Hospital and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH), where he founded the Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. School of Art and holds the title of Chairman emeritus. He established world class collections of African and Pre-Columbian gold, which he donated to the MFAH. He is also a generous supporter of his alma mater, Louisiana State University.

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Robert Joy Collection

Robert Joy, considered Houston's premiere portraitist, painted more than 350 portraits over a career that spanned more than forty years. Lawyers, politicians, and the socially elite of Houston were among those who sat for Joy. Photos in the collection, assembled over the course of his work, include those of Lillie Abercrombie, Robert E. Blaffer, Sarah Campbell Blaffer, Alfred C. Glassell Jr., William Clayton, Libbie Rice Farish, William Stamps Farish, Lamar Fleming, and Lyndon B. Johnson.

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[Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. posed in fishing attire beside Robert Joy portrait], photograph, c. 1963; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth18629/: accessed December 10, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.