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Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus
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Artist
Russell Hoban, 4 Feb 1925 - 13 Dec 2011
Sitter
Jack William Nicklaus, born 21 Jan 1940
Date
1962
Type
Painting
Medium
Casein on Masonite
Dimensions
Sight: 51.4 x 40cm (20 1/4 x 15 3/4")
Frame: 62.2 x 50.8 x 5.7cm (24 1/2 x 20 x 2 1/4")
Topic
Costume\Headgear\Hat
Exterior
Jack William Nicklaus: Male
Jack William Nicklaus: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Golfer
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Portrait
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Object number
NPG.78.TC623
Exhibition Label
Born Columbus, Ohio
Nicknamed the “Golden Bear” for his blonde hair and stocky build, Jack Nicklaus combined superb athletic talent with keen strategic ability and phenomenal powers of concentration to prevail in twenty major championships between 1959 and 1986. Named Rookie of the Year in 1962, Nicklaus kicked off his pro career with several dramatic wins, including his upset of favorite Arnold Palmer at the U.S. Open. In the years that followed, his tally included three more U.S. Open titles, along with five PGA championships, three British Open crowns, and six Masters trophies, the last of which he captured by a single stroke at the age of forty-six.
This portrait of Nicklaus appeared on the cover of Time magazine on June 29, 1962, following his victory at the U. S. Open, which was played at Oakmont Country Club near Pittsburg.
Apodado “Golden Bear” (Oso Dorado) por su cabello rubio y su robustez, Jack Nicklaus aprovechó su espléndido talento atlético, su agudeza estratégica y una prodigiosa concentración para imponerse en 20 torneos importantes entre 1959 y 1986. Fue designado Novato del Año en 1962 y propulsó su carrera profesional con victorias dramáticas como la que obtuvo en el Abierto de EE.UU. contra el favorito Arnold Palmer. En los años siguientes conquistó tres Abiertos de EE.UU., cinco campeonatos de la PGA, tres coronas en el Abierto Británico y seis trofeos de Masters, el último de estos con un solo golpe, a los 46 años.
Este retrato de Nicklaus apareció en la portada de la revista Time el 29 de junio de 1962, luego de su victoria en el Abierto de EE.UU., que se jugó en el Oakmont Country Club, cerca de Pittsburg.
Collection Description
In 1978, Time magazine donated approximately eight hundred works of original cover art to the National Portrait Gallery. The museum is dedicated to telling the stories of individuals who have shaped the United States, and the Time Collection—featuring prominent international figures and events—enriches our understanding of the United States in a global context.
En 1978, la revista Time donó a la National Portrait Gallery cerca de 800 obras de arte originales creadas para sus portadas. Nuestro museo se dedica a narrar la historia de figuras que han contribuido a forjar el desarrollo de Estados Unidos, y es así que la Colección Time, que incluye retratos de importantes personalidades internacionales, nos ayuda a comprender mejor a nuestra nación en un contexto global.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery