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Franklin Pierce Adams
Franklin Pierce Adams
By William Auerbach-Levy
Ink, white tempera and red ink on paper, c. 1930
27.1 x 20.4 cm (1011/16 x 81/16 in.)
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Rachel Carson
Rachel Carson
By Una Hanbury
Bronze, 1965
48.6 cm (19 1/8 in.), height, with base
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Estate of Una Hanbury

Katharine Cornell
Katharine Cornell
By William Cotton
Pastel with pencil on illustration board, 1933
33.5 x 23.8 cm (133/16 x 93/8 in.)
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Lena Horne
Lena Horne
By Edward Biberman
Oil on canvas, 1947
129.5 x 78.7 cm (51 x 31 in.)
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes
By Winold Reiss
Pastel on illustration board, 1925
76.3 x 54.9 cm (301/6 x 215/8 in.)
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of W. Tjark Reiss, in memory of his father, Winold Reiss

Kate Millet
Kate Millet
By Alice Neel
Acrylic on canvas, 1970
101 x 72.4 cm (393/4 x 281/2 in.)
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
© Estate of Alice Neel

Helen Wills Moody
Helen Wills Moody
By Edward McCartan
Terra-cotta, 1936
42.5 cm (163/4 in.), height, with base
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Nickolas Muray
Nickolas Muray
By Ralph Barton
Pencil, charcoal, India ink, and gouache airbrushed on paper, c.1930
37.1 x 36.5 cm (145/8 x 143/8 in.)
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mimi and Nicholas C. Muray

Alice Neel
Alice Neel
Self-portrait
Oil on canvas, 1980
137.1 x 101.6 cm (54 x 40 in.)
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
© Estate of Alice Neel

Leontyne Price
Leontyne Price
By Bradley Phillips
Oil on canvas, 1963
127.6 x 92.1 (501/4 x 361/4 in.)
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Ms. Sayre Sheldon

Ed Sullivan
Ed Sullivan
By Ronald Searle
Watercolor and ink on paper, 1968
51.8 x 35.2 cm (203/8 x 137/8 in.)
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

John Updike
John Updike
By Alex Katz
Oil on canvas, 1982
120.7 x 85.7 cm (471/2 x 333/4 in.)
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
© Alex Katz/licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Edward Weston
Edward Weston
By Peter Krasnow
Oil on canvas, 1925
127 x 96.5 (50 x 38 in.)
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the artist

Tom Wolfe
Tom Wolfe
By Everett Raymond Kinstler
Oil on canvas, 2000
152.4 x 116.6 cm (60 x 457/8 in.)
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Sheila Wolfe
© Everett Raymond Kinstler

Anna May Wong
Anna May Wong in "On The Spot"
By Joseph Grant
India Ink, gouache and pencil on illustration board, 1932
17.8 x 15.2 cm (7 x 6 in.)
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Carol Grubb and Jennifer Grant Castrup



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