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White House holiday card features artwork by Des Moines native and World Food Prize artist Larassa Kabel

12/11/2012

In an interesting connection between the White House and the World Food Prize Foundation in Des Moines, Iowa, the recently-unveiled 2012 White House family holiday card was created by artist Larassa Kabel.  Kabel, a Des Moines native, currently has work on display in the World Food Prize Norman E. Borlaug Hall of Laureates in downtown Des Moines.

 
Kabel's charcoal drawings featured in the Iowa Gallery of the Hall of Laureates are of four former Secretaries of Agriculture from Iowa:
  • James “Tama Jim” Wilson, who served as Secretary of Agriculture for more than a decade, from 1897 to 1913.
     
  • Edwin Thomas “E.T.” Meredith of Avoc-a, Iowa, who served as Secretary of Agriculture under Woodrow Wilson from 1920 to 1921.
     
  • Henry C. Wallace, who served as Secretary of Agriculture from 1921 to 1924 under President Warren Harding.
  • Henry A. Wallace, who served as Secretary of Agriculture under President Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1933 to 1940 and Vice President of the United States from 1941 to 1945.

 

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