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Ed Zern

Ed Zern
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Artist
Richard Grossenbach, 1920 - 2003
Sitter
Ed Zern, 13 Dec 1910 - 25 Mar 1994
Date
1969
Type
Painting
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Stretcher: 55.9 x 45.7 x 2.5cm (22 x 18 x 1")
Frame: 72.4 x 62.5 x 6.7cm (28 1/2 x 24 5/8 x 2 5/8")
Topic
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses
Exterior\Mountains
Equipment\Sports Equipment\Fishing Pole
Nature & Environment\Water\River
Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree\Forest
Ed Zern: Male
Ed Zern: Visual Arts\Artist\Illustrator
Ed Zern: Communications\Journalist\Columnist
Ed Zern: Sports and Recreation\Outdoorsman
Portrait
Place
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Object number
NPG.95.9
Exhibition Label
Born in Farmington, West Virginia
Outdoorsman Ed Zern was best known for his amusing and often irreverent column "Exit Laughing," which appeared in Field & Stream magazine for more than thirty years, beginning in 1958. Zern’s fabulous "fish stories" and fantasies of the ever-elusive sportsmen’s paradise won him a large and enthusiastic following. A former graphic artist for a New York City advertising agency, Zern illustrated his own column, and his seven books, including the popular How to Tell Fish from Fishermen (1945) and Hunting and Fishing from A to Zern (1985). He was a member of many sportsmen’s organizations, including the Boone and Crockett Club, a wildlife conservation organization co-founded by Theodore Roosevelt. Zern was an avid conservationist and in 1954 established what became known as the Chevron-Times Mirror Magazines Conservation Award.
Nacido en Farmington, Virginia Occidental
Ed Zern, gran amante de la naturaleza, se dio a conocer con una divertida columna, a menudo irreverente, titulada "Exit Laughing" (Salir riendo) y publicada en la revista Field & Stream por más de 30 años desde 1958. Sus fabulosas anécdotas, salpicadas de exageraciones, sobre el elusivo paraíso de los aficionados a la pesca le ganaron un público nutrido y entusiasta. Habiendo sido artista gráfico en una agencia publicitaria de la ciudad de Nueva York, Zern ilustró su columna y sus siete libros, entre ellos el popular Cómo diferenciar los peces de los pescadores (1945) y Caza y pesca de A a Zern (1985). Perteneció a numerosas organizaciones del deporte, incluido el Club Boone and Crockett, dedicado a la conservación de la vida silvestre y cofundado por Theodore Roosevelt. Zern fue un ávido conservacionista y en 1954 creó el que se conoció como Premio de Conservación de las Revistas Chevron/Times Mirror.
Provenance
Commissioned by the Theodore Gordon Flyfishers Club, New York; returned to sitter. (James Cummins Bookseller, New York); purchased 1995 NPG
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery