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Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Marjory Stoneman Douglas
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Artist
Menden Hall, 1960 - 16 Mar 2004
Sitter
Marjory Stoneman Douglas, 7 Apr 1890 - 14 May 1998
Date
1993
Type
Painting
Medium
Oil on panel
Dimensions
Frame: 111.8 x 85.7 x 3.8cm (44 x 33 3/4 x 1 1/2")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the Friends of the Everglades
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Copyright
© Menden Hall
Object number
NPG.93.478
Exhibition Label
By the time she was fifty, Marjory Stoneman Douglas could look back with satisfaction on a varied career that included working as a reporter, columnist, and editor for the Miami Herald and as a successful short-story writer. But her most significant work began in the mid-1940s, when she wrote a book on the Florida Everglades. The Everglades: River of Grass (1947) became an instant best-seller, and for the public at large it called attention to the ecological importance of this vast expanse of water and wildlife. Many years later, the book also led to Douglas's founding of the Friends of the Everglades, which grew into a major force in the campaign to protect the area's natural integrity against a host of human-created abuses. In 1993, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Provenance
The artist; Friends of the Everglades; gift 1993 NPG
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
Exhibition
20th Century Americans: 1960-2000
On View
NPG, South Gallery 342
Place
United States\Florida