Richard M. Nixon
17" x 24", oil on masonite
US President 1969-1974
published Time Magazine, October 31, 1960
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
The cover article reported on Republican Presidential Candidate Nixon during the 1960 election campaign against Democrat John Kennedy.
In preparation to painting the Presidential Candidate, Safran was flown to Washington to attend a breakfast meeting held by Nixon. Safran observed Nixon's surprisingly healthy complexion and tried to show it in his final portrait (during the famous televised Checkers debate, Nixon had refused to wear makeup and so had appeared blotchy and sallow).
External links (open in a new window):
Wikipedia entry for Richard Nixon
Time Magazine issue online