Harvard Graduate School of Education has had 12 distinguished deans serve the School throughout its history. This website seeks to provide a concise profile of the accomplishments of each dean during their respective administration. The text is accompanied by an image of the dean's official portrait and information documenting the artist commissioned to produce the portrait. The artist profiles provide general biographical background as well as information about their artistic style and works. A published version of Portraits of the Harvard Graduate School of Education Deans is also available. Faculty, staff, students, and guests of HGSE who attend meetings and special events in the stately Eliot-Lyman Room in Longfellow Hall will have noticed these "official" portraits honoring nine past HGSE deans adorning the walls.