I was inspired and moved by a recent unveiling of his portrait, commissioned by the Connecticut Bar Foundation, which will be hung in New Haven's Federal courthouse.
(left to right) Portrait donors Michael ’65 and Elizabeth Varet, with Deborah and Jim Thomas, and artist Dan Duffy at Jim's portrait unveiling in the Alumni Reading Room.
(left to right) Former Associate Dean Jim Thomas ’64, YLSA President Rhonda J. McLean ’83, and Dean Harold Hongju Koh
"YLS Associate Deal Carroll D. Stevens calls Mr Duffy's work 'very important.'
'The Yale Law School, with you as our guide and interpreter, is acting to capture and preserve the essence of its legacy for the mid to late 20th century,' Mr Stevens wrote to Mr Duffy a few days before Alumni Weekend. 'Because of your great talent for rendering those who embody our best institutional values, there is now a greater hope that our noblest traditions will be known and understood by future generations.'
'I doubt you have ever thought of yourself as [a] historian or a cultural anthropologist, but you are,' continued the note, 'in addition to being one of the finest artists I have ever encountered.'"
CARROLL D. STEVENS
Yale Law School Associate Dean
(top) Classmates, former students, and admirers crowded the Faculty Lounge for the Friday afternoon presentation of a portrait of Charles A Reich ’52. After addresses by Guido Calabresi ’58 and Dean Anthony T. Kronman ’75, among others, Reich expressed his appreciation for the honor (he’s on the right; the portrait is on the left).
(left) Three guests of particular note at the portrait presentation were Michael A. Varet ’65 (next to Reich) and Elizabeth R. Varet, who commissioned the portrait, as well as Daniel Duffy, the artist who set Reich on canvas.