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Jimmy Carter

Joan Hall, born 1939
Neil Estern, born 18 Apr 1926
James Earl Carter, Jr., born 1 Oct 1924
Plaster, mixed media and pine shadow box
50.8 x 38.1 x 24.1cm (20 x 15 x 9 1/2")
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
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© Joan Hall
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This mixed-media artwork labeled The Carter Presidency appeared on Time the week of the 1980 Democratic National Convention. Artist Joan Hall recently reflected on the making of this work: "When I was given this assignment by Time magazine, I was assigned a long list of events . . . to include. . . . I believe that an illustrator must combine good graphics with content, so it was a bit of a challenge to put so much information on one cover without it looking too cluttered. I solved this problem by making individual compartments surrounding the sculpture of Carter."
Time cover, August 18, 1980
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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