‘Painting the Portrait of Jim Cash’

Jim Cash.

Detail from one of the working portraits of James Cash by artist Gail Fulton Ross.

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Gale Fulton Ross tells the story of how she created the James I. Cash portrait that now hangs in Cash House. Many months in the making, the oil painting is the most recent addition to the HBS Art Collection. Fulton Ross describes the challenges along the way and the joy she felt seeing the portrait for the first time in its new Harvard Business School home. This behind the scenes look at the making of a portrait expresses the surprise, delight, humor, and pride that accompanied this meaningful journey.