Painted portrait of Alexander Gregg


Legacies Classification
Memorial Artwork
Memorial Type
Visual Work of Art
Memorial Context
Memorialized Subject
Gregg, Alexander
Painted portrait of Alexander Gregg
Background and Context
This portrait of Alexander Gregg, first Episcopal Bishop of Texas, is among the historical portraits of the founders and officials of the University of the South hanging in Convocation Hall. Elected Bishop of Texas in 1859, he took his family and enslaved property from South Carolina to Austin. He enslaved 26 according to 1860 census and supported the Confederacy and the formation of Protestant Episcopal Church of the Confederate States of America. From 1887-1893, he served as chancellor of the University of the South.
Physical Description
Oil on fabric. Framed size: 41.5" x 32.5".
Creator/Participating Person(s)
Campus Location
Location: Institution, City, State

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