The Portraits

The exhibition catalogue "Elaine De Kooning: Portraits" on display in the museum store
Book cover for "Eye Contact" with drawing of a woman's face

PublicationsEye Contact

Modern American Portrait Drawings from the National Portrait Gallery

Author:  Wendy Wick Reaves, et al.

Fifty graphic masterpieces representing the American artistic tradition from 1880 to the present day are showcased in Eye Contact. Reproduced as full-page color images, they range from portraits of Theodore Roosevelt by Charles Dana Gibson and W. C. Fields by Thomas Hart Benton to Robert F. Kennedy by Roy Lichtensetin, and self-portraits by artists Mary Cassatt, Edward Hopper, Joseph Stella, and Jacob Lawrence. Essays discuss the changing nature of portrait drawing in the twentieth century and the intellectual developments that influenced artists' conceptualization of the figure.

Publisher:  University of Washington Press
Year:  2002
Cover:  Hardcover
Number of Pages:  304 pages
Price:  $60.00
Dimensions:  12.3 x 9.4 inches
ISBN-10:  0295982675
ISBN-13:  978-0295982670