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Yo Yo Ma

Artist:
Everett Raymond Kinstler, born 5 Aug 1926
Sitter:
Yo Yo Ma, born 7 Oct 1955
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 61 x 50.8cm (24 x 20")
Frame: 75.6 x 62.9cm (29 3/4 x 24 3/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
2007
Topic:
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses
Music\Musical instrument\Violin
Yo Yo Ma: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Cellist
Yo Yo Ma: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Everett Raymond Kinstler
Object number:
NPG.2007.216
Rights:
© Everett Raymond Kinstler
Exhibition Label:
A remarkably versatile and exuberant performer, Yo-Yo Ma is the preeminent cellist of our time. Born in Paris to Chinese parents, he was a prodigy, and at age eight, he appeared on American television in a concert conducted by Leonard Bernstein. He studied music at Julliard and has a liberal arts degree from Harvard. Besides having played with most of the world's major orchestras, Ma also plays with chamber groups and has done considerable crossover work, including soundtracks for such films as Seven Years in Tibet and Memoirs of a Geisha. He currently plays with his own Silk Road Ensemble, which brings together musicians from diverse countries historically linked by the Silk Road. This casual and engaging portrait was created when he was honored by the Lotos Club in New York City, which featured the image on the evening's menu.
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