SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 14, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — By Gabriela Avila

The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC opened the “Portrait of a Nation: 2022 Honorees” exhibition on November 10. The exhibition of portraits paying tribute to remarkable personalities will be open until October 2023.

This year the exhibition added seven more portraits and among them the stop-motion animation portrait of Anthony S Fauci by artist Hugo Crosthwaite. The innovative piece offers an atypical approach to the portrait genre. His groundbreaking stop-motion animated piece of Dr. Fauci, edited by Theresa Magario and with music by composer Marilu Salinas aka Malu, presents a powerful and innovative visual narrative of Dr. Anthony Fauci, whose medical contributions and dedication to service public for five decades, have been great witnesses to national and international efforts against viral diseases, epidemics and pandemics around the world. The work compiles stop-motion animation suitable for nineteen drawings of which only seven will be visible in the exhibition.

In addition to Hugo Crosthwaite’s portrait of Dr Anthony Fauci, the exhibition includes a new oil painting by Kadir Nelson of famed culinary entrepreneur and humanitarian José Andrés, a rare commission by British artist David Hockney of music director Clive Davis, and a new work by artist Kenturah Davis by filmmaker Ava DuVernay; as well as a pair of portraits of tennis champions and businesswomen Serena Williams and Venus Williams, by New York artists Toyin Ojih Odutola and Robert Pruitt. A portrait of Marian Wright Edelman, activist and advocate for children’s civil rights, is also featured. shot by Colombian photographer Ruven Afanador.

The exhibition presents a comprehensive representation of the possibilities of the portrait genre.


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