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Smithsonian Portrait Gallery

When Portrait Becomes Caricature

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 04.26.2015 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

This portrayal of the Governor Kitzhaber in portraiture is amazingly accurate and profound. The painting is as transformational as the subject. But it is incapable of measuring the man we perceive today. The man now reads more as a caricature. A tragic figure who lost his way.

WATCH: Confronting Asian-American Stereotypes Through Art

Posted 10.14.2011 | Arts

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American American Program and the National Portrait Gallery's new exhibit, Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of ...