Marcus Leatherdale, portrait painter of downtown Manhattan, dies at 69

Marcus Leatherdale—who painted classic portraits of Manhattan’s demimonde in the 1980s—Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, and Sydney Biddle Barrows, also known as Mayflower Madame—all went to his Lower East Side studio—died at his home on April 22. Indian state of Jharkhand. He was 69 years old. His ex-wife, Claudia Summers, said it was a suicide. Ms …

‘Girl in Between’ Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman

Angie Chen (Emma Galbraith) struggles through multiple gray areas in “Inbetween Girl,” a clever teen drama from writer and director Mei Makino. Half Asian and half white, 16-year-old Angie is a “significant minority” student at her high school in Galveston, Texas, but she has never felt particularly Asian. His identity crisis intensifies when his parents …

‘Anais in Love’ Review: Portrait of an Escaping Woman

What gets Anaïs up and running? This is the question that is subtly mocked in “Anaïs in Love,” a French romance about a woman’s devious journey towards self-discovery. Like Anaïs herself, the outlines of this journey seem transparently clear at first: she is young, selfish, exceedingly restless, and just needs to get her act together. …

National Portrait Gallery Adds Performances to Diversify

This article is part of our latest article Special section on museumsfocusing on new artists, new audiences, and new ways of thinking about exhibitions. WASHINGTON — For centuries portraits and busts have been devoted to capturing images of the elite, leaving a distorted historical record largely confined to the “rich, pale and male”, says Kim …

Portrait of South Georgia: Abundance, Exploitation, Recovery

Sally Poncet first arrived in South Georgia in 1977. At the time, he said, the island beneath Antarctica was just as spectacular as it is today: A nearly 100-mile-long mountain spine defines the terrain; glaciers hang down from the peaks with verdant slopes stretching upward to meet them; shimmering beaches surround the coastline. But in …

Elijah Cummings’ Painter Finds The Portrait Is Career-Changing

One Baltimore son painted another. When a representative Elijah E. Cummings He died in October 2019 at the age of 68, becoming the first African-American official to lie in the U.S. Capitol, where he served in the House of Representatives from Maryland’s 7th District for more than two decades. Official portrait painted by the artist …

What Should I Do With My Portrait of an Ancestor Who Owned a Slave?

Your story reminds me that one of my names, Akroma-Ampim, connected me with an illustrious 18th-century ancestor, the Asante general who now took his share of prisoners of war in Ghana. Some were sentenced to forced labor in agricultural settlements; others were most likely sold into the trans-Atlantic slave trade. If I could display a …

Alice Neel’s Apartment A Portrait of the Artist Still at Work

ROOMS ARE NOT THAT IMPORTANT in Alice Neel; His focus was people. Confirming the clear-eyed compassion she feels for people from all walks of life, Neel’s work reveals the deep interiority of her subjects, with vivid, almost cartoon-like depictions of wide-angle eyes, sunken chins, and speckled skin in green or its shades. spotted with blue-violet …