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Untitled, Jeffrey P. Bezos

Untitled, Jeffrey P. Bezos
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Artist
Robert McCurdy, born 1952
Sitter
Jeffrey Preston Bezos, born 12 Jan 1964
Date
2019
Type
Painting
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Stretcher: 185.6 × 173 × 5.1 cm (73 1/16 × 68 1/8 × 2")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Acquired through the generosity of Tom Alberg; Purvi Patel Albers and Bill Albers; John Seely Brown; Anonymous donors; John and Ann Doerr; Jamie Gorelick; Judy McGrath; Jon Rubinstein and Karen Richardson; Fred and Genny Ryan; Thomas and Darlene Ryder; Patricia Stonesifer; Wendell P. Weeks and Kim Frock Weeks
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Object number
NPG.2019.97
Exhibition Label
Born Albuquerque, New Mexico
Jeffrey P. Bezos is the founder of Amazon, a global technology company that helped revolutionize the retail industry, and Blue Origin, whose mission is to lower the cost of access to outer space with reusable launch vehicles. In 1994, after working for several years as a computer scientist on Wall Street, Bezos developed the business plan for Amazon.com, an online bookseller. Today, in addition to selling hundreds of millions of items, the company streams movies and TV shows on Prime Video, and provides cloud-computing infrastructure through Amazon Web Services. Amazon also created the Kindle, Fire TV, and Echo devices, as well as the Alexa voice recognition service. Bezos was named Time maga- zine’s Person of the Year in 1999. He has owned the Washington Post since 2013. The artist Robert McCurdy, who based this portrait on a photograph of Bezos, worked over a period of eighteen months to portray the subject in such meticulous detail.
Nacido en Albuquerque, Nuevo México
Jeffrey P. Bezos es el fundador de Amazon, compañía tecnológica global que revolucionó el comercio al detal, y Blue Origin, dedicada a reducir el costo del acceso al espacio con cohetes de transporte reuti- lizables. En 1994, tras varios años como científico de computadoras en Wall Street, Bezos desarrolló el plan comercial para Amazon.com, una tienda de libros por internet. Hoy, además de vender millones de artículos, la compañía ofrece streaming de películas y programas televisivos en Prime Video, así como infraestructura de computación en nube mediante Amazon Web Services. Amazon creó los dispositivos Kindle, Fire TV y Echo, además del servicio de reconocimiento de voz Alexa. Bezos fue seleccionado Persona del Año 1999 por la revista Time. Es dueño del Washington Post desde 2013. l artista Robert McCurdy se basó en una foto de Bezos para crear este retrato de gran minuciosidad, en el cual trabajó 18 meses.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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