PRINT, signed, unframed, archival ink on archival paper. From an unlimited series by Jo Hay, Arts Foundation of Cape Cod 2022 Artist of the Year. The 35th First Lady of the United States was a champion of the arts and a staunch defender of activism, stating that “we should all do something to right the wrongs that we see and not just complain about them. We owe that to our country.” Jacqueline Kennedy is the 18th portrait in Hay’s acclaimed Persister series, celebrating trailblazing women who are champions for change and making a profoundly positive difference in our world. Hay is an accomplished contemporary British American portrait painter. She received her BA from Middlesex University in London in 1983, and her MFA from the New York Academy of Art in New York City in 2012. She received the 2010 Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant, sponsored in part by the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and was the recipient of the 2011 New York Academy of Art Portrait Scholarship. Her portrait from the Benders series, entitled Dodger, was a semifinalist in the BP Portrait Award in 2015 at the National Gallery in London. The Persisters portraits of Vice President Kamala Harris and Senator Elizabeth Warren were exhibited at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. Dimensions: 11” x 14” with white border. Visit persistersjohay.com. Valued at $125. Note: Original painting, Jacqueline Kennedy, oil on canvas, 60” x 48”, sold in this year's Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Prelude to Summer Live Auction.
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