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Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Artist
Ginny Stanford, born 3 Sep 1950
Sitter
Hillary Rodham Clinton, born 26 Oct 1947
Date
2006
Type
Painting
Medium
Triptych--Center panel: acrylic on canvas stretched over a wood panel; two side panels: gold leaf on wood
Dimensions
Stretcher: 81.3 x 108cm (32 x 42 1/2")
Frame: 84.1 x 109.5 x 6.4cm (33 1/8 x 43 1/8 x 2 1/2")
Topic
Triptych
Hillary Rodham Clinton: Female
Hillary Rodham Clinton: Politics and Government\US Senator\New York
Hillary Rodham Clinton: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Hillary Rodham Clinton: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State
Hillary Rodham Clinton: Politics and Government\First Lady\First Lady of US
Portrait
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of of Ambassador Elizabeth F. Bagley and Mr. Smith Bagley, Robert B. Barnett, Susie Tompkins Buell, The Boeing Company, Buffy and William Cafritz, David V. and Judith E. Capes, Albert and Claire Dwoskin, Catherine Spitzer Gidlow, Jill and Kenneth Iscol, Ambassador and Mrs. Philip Lader, Ruesch Family Foundation, Corky Hale and Mike Stoller, and Leon and Mary Strauss
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Object number
NPG.2006.2
Exhibition Label
Born Chicago, Illinois
First Lady 1993–2001
Not only did Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton spend eight years as first lady of the United States during her husband Bill Clinton’s presidency, but she also went on to be elected a U.S. senator from New York, serve as U.S. secretary of state, and become the first woman to receive the presidential nomination from the Democratic Party. As first lady, Clinton headed the White House’s Task Force on National Health Care Reform and stoically stood by her husband as he was impeached by Congress during his embattled second term. She has authored several books, including It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us (1996) and The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience (2019),
co-written with her daughter, Chelsea Clinton.
This painting of Clinton by Ginny Stanford marked the beginning of the National Portrait Gallery’s tradition of commissioning portraits of first ladies.
Nacida en Chicago, Illinois
Primera dama 1993–2001
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton no solo fue primera dama de Estados Unidos por ocho años, durante la presidencia de su esposo Bill Clinton, sino que luego fue electa al Congreso como senadora por el estado de Nueva York, fue secretaria de estado y fue la primera mujer que recibió la nominación presidencial del Partido Demócrata. Como primera dama, Clinton encabezó el equipo de trabajo de la Casa Blanca para reformar el sistema de salud nacional y apoyó estoicamente a su esposo durante el juicio político que le celebró el Congreso durante su conflictivo segundo término. Es autora de libros como Es labor de todos: Dejemos que los niños nos enseñen (1996) y El libro de las mujeres con agallas (2019), escrito con su hija, Chelsea Clinton.
Esta pintura de Clinton por Ginny Stanford inició en la National Portrait Gallery la tradición de encargar retratos de las primeras damas.
Provenance
Commissioned by NPG, purchased 2006
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery