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Richard Nixon

Artist
Stanley Glaubach, 1925 - 1973
Sitter
Richard Milhous Nixon, 9 Jan 1913 - 22 Apr 1994
Date
1971
Type
Sculpture
Medium
Newspaper on fabricated form
Dimensions
Without Base: 50.8 x 52.1 x 29.2cm (20 x 20 1/2 x 11 1/2")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Object number
NPG.78.TC635
Exhibition Label
Thirty-seventh President, 1969-74
For Richard Nixon, 1971 was indisputably a watershed year. To combat escalating inflation, he instituted wage and price controls; and to curb the national deficit, his administration devalued the dollar. Nixon also took bold new steps to diffuse the Cold War, withdrawing American forces in Vietnam, conducting arms-limitation talks with the Soviet Union, and opening a diplomatic dialogue with Communist China for the first time in twenty-five years.
In recognition of these accomplishments, Time designated Nixon its 1971 Man of the Year. Glaubach used recent news headlines trumpeting recent presidential actions to emphasize the magazine's rationale.
Time cover for January 3, 1972
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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