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Frances Arnold

Frances Arnold
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Alternate Title
Dr. Frances Arnold
Artist
Katy Grannan, born 1969
Sitter
Frances H. Arnold, born 1956
Date
2018
Type
Photograph
Medium
Pigment print on paper mounted on plexiglas
Dimensions
Image/Sheet: 97.8 × 73.8 cm (38 1/2 × 29 1/16")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquired through the Marc Pachter Commissioning Fund.
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Copyright
© Katy Grannan
Object number
NPG.2019.110.1
Exhibition Label
Born Edgewood, Pennsylvania
Frances Arnold is the first American woman to have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2018). She is the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry, and the Director of the Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Bioengineering Center at the California Institute of Technology, where she has been a faculty member since 1986. At Caltech, she has pioneered methods of directed protein evolution that are used to make proteins for applications in alternative energy, chemicals, and medicine. Additionally, Arnold has co-founded three companies in order to magnify the impact of her methods.
Arnold has been elected to all three National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. In 2013, President Obama awarded her the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. This likeness of Arnold was created by Katy Grannan, who is known for her portraits and editorial work for the New York Times and other publications.
Nacida en Edgewood, Pensilvania
Frances Arnold es la primera mujer estadounidense que ha ganado del Premio Nobel de Química (2018). Es titular de la Cátedra Linus Pauling en Ingeniería Química, Bioingeniería y Bioquímica, y dirige el Centro de Bioingeniería Donna y Benjamin M. Rosen en el California Institute of Technology (Caltech), donde ha sido profesora desde 1986. En Caltech ha desarrollado técnicas de evolución dirigida de proteínas que se han aplicado al desarrollo de energía alternativa, compuestos químicos y medica mentos. También ha cofundado tres compañías para ampliar el impacto de sus métodos. Arnold ha sido elegida miembro de las tres Academias Nacionales de Ciencias, Ingeniería y Medicina. En 2013 el presidente Barack Obama le otorgó la Medalla Nacional de Tecnología e Innovación. Esta imagen de Arnold fue creada por Katy Grannan, conocida por sus retratos y trabajo edito rial para el New York Times y otras publicaciones.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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Exhibition
Recent Acquisitions 2019
On View
NPG, North Gallery 140