May 2018 Auction Ends Thursday, May 31st, 5pm Pacific
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Norman Rockwell oil on canvas painting of Richard Nixon, signed ''Norman / Rockwell'' at lower right. Painting is the study for ''Mr. President (Richard Nixon)'', which resides in the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, and was published in the 4 February 1969 issue of ''Look'' magazine, captioned ''Weighed, yet buoyed, by the American past and present, Richard M. Nixon, 37th President, faces the future in this Rockwell portrait''.

Rockwell painted this study in late 1968 of then President-Elect Richard Nixon, a man whose portrait he found ''elusive'' but whose features here are unmistakenly Nixon, revealing at the same time both the guardedness and warmth of the 37th President. As the premiere portraitist of the 20th century, one would expect no less from Rockwell. Oil on canvas measures 14'' x 11''. Provenance is from Judy Goffman Fine Art of New York, and then subsequently the Charles E. Sigety Collection. Exhibited at the Mississippi Museum of Art in ''Norman Rockwell: The Great American Storyteller'' from 2 March-15 May 1988, no. 64. Painting is in very good condition, with a stretcher bar mark along upper edge. Wax lined, with no inpainting.
Norman Rockwell Oil on Canvas Painting of Richard Nixon -- The National Portrait Gallery Study for ''Mr. President (Richard Nixon)'', Painted in 1968Norman Rockwell Oil on Canvas Painting of Richard Nixon -- The National Portrait Gallery Study for ''Mr. President (Richard Nixon)'', Painted in 1968
Norman Rockwell Oil on Canvas Painting of Richard Nixon -- The National Portrait Gallery Study for ''Mr. President (Richard Nixon)'', Painted in 1968
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Auction closed on Thursday, May 31, 2018.
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