Kim Sujet, the director of the National Portrait Gallery, hopes the painting encourages discussion on “breaking barriers” for women and said, “The scale of this painting speaks to the grand accomplishments made by these four women and the example they set for future generations… I imagine this portrait will spark a conversation among young people, particularly young women.”
Photo (of a painting) of the Day: The Women of the Supreme Court
By Katie | Published: October 29, 2013
A new painting depicts all of the four women who have ever, in the history of the United States, ever, ever, ever sat on the Supreme Court… ever! Can you name all of these women?
Monday, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery unveiled this portrait of Justices Sandra Day O’Connor, Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan. The painting, an oil-on-canvas is by artist the Nelson Shanks and was commissioned by art collectors Ian and Annette Cumming, who have leant it to the Smithsonian to display for three years.
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