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John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States
  • Larry Schwarm
    born 1944
    born: Greensburg, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
  • John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, 2002
  • American President series
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromogenic color print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 101.4 x 76.2 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 39 7/8 x 30 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 101.4 x 76.2 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 39 7/8 x 30 in
    Mat Dimensions: 45 x 36 in
  • Gift of the artist
  • Not on display
  • 2006.0103

Color photograph of back of needlework portrait of John F. Kennedy. Staples show along back of canvas and wood frame. Script needlepoint along bottom, “Ask not what your country can do for you / but what you can do for your country.” Much of face is left blank, including forehead, cheeks, nose only outlined through shadow. Navy blue coat, light blue tie, few gray highlights in shirt. Complexion executed in salmons, pinks. Light/Medium brown hair.