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Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan
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Artist
Everett Raymond Kinstler, 5 Aug 1926 - 26 May 2019
Sitter
Ronald Wilson Reagan, 6 Feb 1911 - 5 Jun 2004
Date
1991
Type
Painting
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Frame (Verified): 110 x 92.2 x 7.6cm (43 5/16 x 36 5/16 x 3")
Stretcher: 91.5 × 74cm (36 × 29 1/8")
Topic
Architecture\Column
Exterior\Architecture\Porch
Ronald Wilson Reagan: Male
Ronald Wilson Reagan: Literature\Writer
Ronald Wilson Reagan: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor
Ronald Wilson Reagan: Politics and Government\President of US
Ronald Wilson Reagan: Politics and Government\Governor\California
Ronald Wilson Reagan: Communications\Broadcast Journalist\Sportscaster
Ronald Wilson Reagan: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Ronald Wilson Reagan: Congressional Gold Medal
Portrait
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Everett Raymond Kinstler
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Copyright
© 1991, Everett Raymond Kinstler
Object number
NPG.93.384
Exhibition Label
Fortieth president, 1981–1989
The ascension of Ronald Reagan, a former actor and governor of California, marked the revitalization of the conservative western wing of the Republican party that many thought had died with the defeat of Barry Goldwater in 1964. As president, he challenged many of the liberal programs that had dominated the federal government since the New Deal, and throughout his presidency, he strove to cut the size of government. Reagan unapologetically reduced social welfare programs and encouraged a conservative social ethic regarding the role of religion in public life and reproductive rights, but his conservative stance led him to largely ignore the AIDS crisis. Finally, in foreign policy, Reagan guided the United States through the end of the Cold War. When he left office in 1989, the Soviet Union was already falling apart, but it did not officially break up until two years later.
40o presidente, 1981–1989
El ascenso de Ronald Reagan, habiendo sido actor y luego gobernador de California, marcó la revitalización del ala conservadora, predominante en el oeste, del Partido Republicano que muchos habían dado por muerta con la derrota de Barry Goldwater en 1964. Como presidente, Reagan desafió muchos de los programas liberales que habían dominado el gobierno federal desde el New Deal y durante todo su término luchó por reducir el tamaño del gobierno. Sin reserva alguna, redujo los programas de bienestar social y fomentó una ética social conservadora respecto al papel de la religión en la vida pública y a los derechos reproductivos. Su postura conservadora lo llevó a desatender la crisis del SIDA. En lo que a política exterior se refiere, Reagan llevó a Estados Unidos al fin de la Guerra Fría. Cuando dejó la presidencia en 1989, la Unión Soviética estaba ya en vías de desintegrarse, pero esto no sucedió oficialmente hasta dos años más tarde.
Provenance
The artist; gift 1993 NPG
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
Exhibition
America's Presidents (Reinstallation September 2017)
On View
NPG, West Gallery 210