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Communism: House Divided

Artist
Dennis Wheeler, born 1935
Sitter
Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev, 19 Dec 1906 - Nov 1982
Fidel Castro, 13 Aug 1926 - 26 Nov 2016
Nicolae Ceausescu, 26 Jan 1918 - 25 Dec 1989
Mao Tse-Tung, 26 Dec 1893 - Sep 1976
Marshal Tito, 7 May 1892 - 4 May 1980
Date
1969
Type
Collage
Medium
Photo collage on paper
Dimensions
41.9cm x 35.6cm (16 1/2" x 14"), Accurate
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Object number
NPG.78.TC37
Culture
Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev: European\Russian
Fidel Castro: Hispanic
Fidel Castro: Caribbean\Cuban
Nicolae Ceausescu: European\Romanian
Marshal Tito: European\Yugoslavian
Mao Tse-Tung: Asian\Chinese
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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