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George Lucas

George Lucas
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Artist
Andres Serrano, born 15 Aug 1950
Sitter
George Lucas, born 14 May 1944
Date
1999 (printed 2009)
Type
Photograph
Medium
Silver dye bleach print
Dimensions
Image/Sheet: 153 x 125.7 cm (60 1/4 x 49 1/2")
Frame: 165.4 x 138.7 x 1.9 cm (65 1/8 x 54 5/8 x 3/4")
Topic
Interior
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard
George Lucas: Male
George Lucas: Performing Arts\Director\Motion Pictures
George Lucas: Performing Arts\Producer\Motion Pictures
George Lucas: Literature\Writer\Screenwriter
George Lucas: Oscar
Portrait
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Copyright
© Andres Serrano
Object number
NPG.2009.109
Exhibition Label
Born Modesto, California
The creator of the epic science fiction series Star Wars and a joint creator of the Indiana Jones adventure series, George Lucas has combined a gift for high-drama storytelling with groundbreaking visual and sound effects to achieve Hollywood superstardom. Lucas studied filmmaking at the University of Southern California. One of his first feature films was American Graffiti, a 1973 coming-of-age drama that drew upon his early passion for automobile culture. In part because of its commercial success, Lucas began to develop the first Star Wars, which after its 1977 debut surpassed Steven Spielberg's Jaws to become the highest-grossing movie at that time. Andres Serrano's portrait shows the film director in 1999, the year that Stars Wars: The Phantom Menace was released.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery