Published Date: April 14, 2005
Large portraits of school namesake Gilbert Dater and his grandson Charles Dater were unveiled Thursday, April 14, 2005 in ceremonies at Gilbert Dater High School in Western Hills. A painting of Gilbert Dater had hung at the former Dater Junior High from 1967 to 2001. When the junior high became a K-6 Montessori school and the 7-12 high school was established in 2001, the Gilbert Dater painting moved to the high school. New paintings were commissioned by the Charles H. Dater Foundation so each school could have portraits of both Gilbert and Charles. Nationally acclaimed Cincinnati portrait artist Carl Samson painted three portraits of Charles Dater and two copies of a 1965 Gilbert Dater original painting by artist William Fay. Portraits of both men will also hang in the Foundation's office. The portraits were presented at Dater High School by Foundation directors Jack Frank, Bruce Krone, David Olberding and John Silvati. Students participated in the ceremony. For more information, go to News/Photo section and click on News Releases.