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Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly
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Artist
Korstiaan Verkade, born 12 Oct 1941
Sitter
Grace Kelly, 12 Nov 1929 - 14 Sep 1982
Date
1983
Type
Sculpture
Medium
Bronze on wood base
Dimensions
With Base: 45.1 x 25.4 x 30.5cm (17 3/4 x 10 x 12")
Without Base: 38.7 x 25.4 x 30.5cm (15 1/4 x 10 x 12")
Base: 6.4 x 16.8 x 16.8cm (2 1/2 x 6 5/8 x 6 5/8")
Topic
Costume\Jewelry\Earring
Grace Kelly: Female
Grace Kelly: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist\Patron of the arts
Grace Kelly: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist
Grace Kelly: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie
Grace Kelly: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Humanitarian
Grace Kelly: Society and Social Change\Administrator\Charity administrator\Charity founder
Grace Kelly: Rulers and Nobility\Princess
Grace Kelly: Oscar
Grace Kelly: Health and Medicine\American Red Cross\President
Portrait
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of His Serene Highness Prince Rainier of Monaco
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Object number
NPG.86.2
Exhibition Label
Born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The cool blonde star of Rear Window and High Society, Grace Kelly began acting on Broadway and in early television before pursuing a movie career in the early 1950s. She won a Best Actress Oscar in 1954 for The Country Girl, co-starring with Bing Crosby. In 1956 she retired from movies to marry Prince Rainier III of Monaco in one of the most thoroughly covered news events of the 1950s. Princess Grace lived in Monaco until her death in an automobile accident—said to be at the spot on the Riviera where the picnic scene from the movie To Catch a Thief was filmed in 1954.
Provenance
Owner’s widower, His Serene Highness Prince Rainier of Monaco; gift to NPG 1986
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
Exhibition
Bravo!
On View
NPG, South Gallery 322 Mezzanine