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    LOUIS LUPAS (American)
    Portrait of 35th U.S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, c.1961
    Pastel on paper
    28.5in. x 20in. (sight size). Framed
    Signed and dated lower left: Lupas, 1961

    Louis Lupas is widely acclaimed for his pastel portraits of Presidents, politicians, and other high-profile figures. Lupas first honed his drawing skills as an artist for the Herald Tribune's Theatre section. In the 1950s, Senator Barry Goldwater convinced Louis Lupas to visit Washington D.C., where he was soon solidly engaged creating portraits of high society. Although Mr. Lupas may have stayed down in Washington on occasion when he was working on portraits of Presidents and Senators, he always lived and maintained a residence in New York City on Riverside Drive during that time period. Many of Lupas' portraits were drawn from life, during portrait sittings. This stunning pastel drawing was drawn from life (Kennedy posed for him while President), and captures the vitality and charisma that made President John F. Kennedy one of America's most inspiring Presidents. Lupas' pastel strokes are bold, vigorous, and direct; they create an powerful portrait of JFK, complete with his hallmark blue eyes!

    Keywords: pastel, portrait, president, drawing


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2004
    31st Sunday
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