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- Peter Hurd, 22 Feb 1904 - 9 Jul 1984
- Duke Ellington, 29 Apr 1899 - 24 May 1974
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- Born Washington, D.C.
- In the first rank of American composers, Duke Ellington was—to use a favorite phrase of his own—“beyond category.” He produced what has been called the “single most impressive body of composition in American jazz”: more than two thousand compositions that ranged from such popular classics as “Satin Doll” and “Sophisticated Lady” to extended works such as Black, Brown and Beige, which premiered at Carnegie Hall in 1943. Ellington continually expanded his work as a composer and bandleader, composing for Broadway (Beggar’s Opera) and Hollywood (including the film score for Anatomy of a Murder); undertaking extensive international tours; and working with younger jazz musicians such as John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach. He received the 1965 Pulitzer Prize for his long-term achievement and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969.
- Collection Description
- In 1978, Time magazine donated approximately eight hundred works of original cover art to the National Portrait Gallery. The museum is dedicated to telling the stories of individuals who have shaped the United States, and the Time Collection—featuring prominent international figures and events—enriches our understanding of the United States in a global context.
- En 1978, la revista Time donó a la National Portrait Gallery cerca de 800 obras de arte originales creadas para sus portadas. Nuestro museo se dedica a narrar la historia de figuras que han contribuido a forjar el desarrollo de Estados Unidos, y es así que la Colección Time, que incluye retratos de importantes personalidades internacionales, nos ayuda a comprender mejor a nuestra nación en un contexto global.
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- National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
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- © Peter Hurd
- Tempera on board
- Board: 48.3 x 34.3cm (19 x 13 1/2")
- Frame: 65.4 x 51.8 x 3.8cm (25 3/4 x 20 3/8 x 1 1/2")
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- Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache
- Home Furnishings\Curtain
- Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie\Necktie
- Duke Ellington: Male
- Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer
- Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist
- Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz musician
- Duke Ellington: Presidential Medal of Freedom
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