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Portrait News

Malala Yousafzai portrait sells for $82,000

New York - An oil painting of Pakistani schoolgirl and campaigner Malala Yousafzai has been sold for $82,000 at an auction in New York.

Alexa Meade: In pursuit of the perfect portrait

Twenty-seven-year old Alexis Meade uses a classical concept called trompe l'oeil, the art of making a two-dimensional representation look three-dimensional. But the Washington, D.C. born, self-taught artist uses the concept in reverse.

Skype creates 'impossible' family portrait for Ugandan

Skype and an artist helped create what is being called an 'impossible family portrait' for a man, Denis, who fled his native country of Uganda.

Continuing the tradition of portraits with your digital camera

Miami - With the advancements in digital photography, the antiquated days of classic portrait paintings are long gone. But for those who still enjoy artwork, one website is allowing the transition from photo to painting.

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge: First official portrait unveiled

London - The first official painting of the Duchess of Cambridge, nee Kate Middleton, has been unveiled today. It will go on display later today at London's National Portrait Gallery, of which the duchess is patron.

FFRF fails to get portrait of Jesus taken down by Ohio school

Debate over the contentious issue of separation between Church and State at a school, the Jackson Middle School in southern Ohio, was centered over a painting, a "portrait" of Jesus hung over the entrance of the school.

Woman finds JFK portrait hidden behind $5 garage sale picture

Glendale - A woman who had purchased a $5 framed picture of a horse found another portrait behind the one she'd bought. After she took the horse picture out, a likeness of John F. Kennedy was discovered hidden behind.

Gay marriage activists 'flip off' Reagan's White House portrait

Washington - Gay marriage activists invited to the White House to mark the gay pride month were photographed giving the middle finger to a portrait of the late President Ronald Reagan.

The Other Jane Austen: Lost Portrait Revealed

London - A new portrait of one of the world’s most successful yet least pictured authors has been found. Since only one, amateur, portrait of Jane Austen is known, this is significant news for fans across the globe.

Painting stolen from 105-year-old woman in Vancouver

Vancouver - A woman walked into the room of a 105-year-old woman in a Vancouver nursing home and allegedly walked out with a valuable painting.

New Painting Reveals Middle-Aged Leonardo Da Vinci

A slightly damaged oil painting was discovered by a historian in the private collection of a wealthy family in Italy. The painting is a self-portrait of Leonardo Da Vinci during his middle years.

The mystery portrait of anti-apartheid stalwart Helen Suzman

Famous anti-apartheid stalwart Helen Suzman died 1 January 2009 at the age of 91. Her coffin was carried by top leaders of the South African government - although an offer of a state funeral was turned down by her family. But where is her state portrait?.

Mystery Painting: Is it a Portrait of a Young Barack Obama?

The painting, owned by an Ojai, California, couple, pictures a young man in his early twenties, who bears a remarkable resemblance to a young Barack Obama. The burning question: Is it him or not?

Naked Female Portrait Sells For $33.6 Million

The lifesize portrait of the comically named Big Sue has sold for a whopping $33.6 million. The subject, now 51 years old, said that it was weird posing nude for the artist, Lucian Freud.

Elephant Paints Self-Portrait

Making waves on the Net is a stunning video of how an elephant paints its own portrait. It is not a gimmick or a trick -- you can see how this elephant paints an illustration within five minutes.

Colbert Proves Worthy: Portrait to Hang at Smithsonian For Six Weeks

Stephen Colbert is set to have his portrait grace the walls of the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery in a place the museum thinks is most appropriate -- between the bathrooms near the "America's Presidents" exhibit.

Portrait of Abraham Lincoln in Pennies

Video of a Portrait of Abraham Lincoln done entirely in Pennies.

Portrait of a First Lady. . . Betty Ford

I never thought much about Mrs. Ford . . . I was just a teenager. It turns out, she's pretty interesting.
 

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Wild and homeless girl. Pashupatinath temple  Kathmandu
Wild and homeless girl. Pashupatinath temple, Kathmandu
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Arts and Crafts co-founder and President Jeffrey Remedios.
Arts and Crafts co-founder and President Jeffrey Remedios.
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Bette Midler will add emotion to the Oscars.
Bette Midler will add emotion to the Oscars.
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Street-view (without Google) of women and girls. Kathmandu
Street-view (without Google) of women and girls. Kathmandu
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Wise woman near the Swayambhunath temple outside Kathmandu, Nepal
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Ginger selling market woman. Kathmandu
Ginger selling market woman. Kathmandu
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Young mother  begging on the stairs leading towards the large Swayambhunath Stupa near Kathmandu  Ne...
Young mother, begging on the stairs leading towards the large Swayambhunath Stupa near Kathmandu, Nepal
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 A Portrait of America  curated by Ramses Granados continues its run at the Joy Wai Gallery in Chels...
"A Portrait of America" curated by Ramses Granados continues its run at the Joy Wai Gallery in Chelsea, NYC.
Joy Wai Gallery
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Unpaved roads everywhere. In the background the majestic Himalayas. South of Kathmandu.
Unpaved roads everywhere. In the background the majestic Himalayas. South of Kathmandu.
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Young one carried by her mother through the streets of Kathmandu. The black  kohl  under her eyes is...
Young one carried by her mother through the streets of Kathmandu. The black 'kohl' under her eyes is not make-up, but a protection against the sun.
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Two girls. Durbar Square  Kathmandu
Two girls. Durbar Square, Kathmandu
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Like many of the poor  men and women  this girl earns her living by carrying heavy loads through the...
Like many of the poor, men and women, this girl earns her living by carrying heavy loads through the mountains; often on bare feet.
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Two market women in conversation. Durbar Square  Kathmandu
Two market women in conversation. Durbar Square, Kathmandu
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Retiring: Congressman John Dingell announces exit  citing  obnoxious  state of Congress. Recent excl...
Retiring: Congressman John Dingell announces exit, citing "obnoxious" state of Congress. Recent exclusive political photography of Dingell available. Copyright 2014 by Marty Katz
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