In Memoriam: John Glenn

December 9, 2016 – January 9, 2017

John Glenn by Henry C. Casselli, Jr. / 1998, Graphite and watercolor on paper / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Gift of Taylor Energy Company LLC / © Henry C. Casselli, Jr.

National Portrait Gallery
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1st Floor, In Memoriam space Floor Plan

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery celebrates the accomplishments of astronaut and Senator John Glenn with a watercolor and graphite portrait by Henry C. Caselli Jr. The sketch, made from life in 1998, depicts Glenn in a moment of reflection before the launch of the space shuttle Discovery for its nine-day mission in 1988; it made him the oldest astronaut to reach space at the age of 77.