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Artist:
Robert McCurdy, born 1952  Search this
Sitter:
Bishop Desmond Tutu, born 1931  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 185.4 × 172.7 × 5.7 cm (73 × 68 × 2 1/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
2010
Exhibition Label:
Desmond Tutu is a South African Anglican cleric, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his humanitarian work in opposing apartheid. As an advocate for human rights, he has emphasized nonviolent protest and kindness. Tutu received increasingly important positions within the Anglican Church during the 1980s and became the first Black archbishop of Cape Town in 1986, thus leading the church in South Africa. In 1995, President Nelson Mandela appointed Tutu as the head of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which investigated human rights abuses during apartheid. Tutu continues to support social justice issues and equal rights for all people.
In addition to the Nobel Prize, Tutu was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009. He has published a memoir, collections of essays and sermons, and The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World (2016), which he co-authored with the Dalai Lama.
Desmond Tutu es un clérigo anglicano de Sudáfrica que recibió el Premio Nobel de la Paz en 1984 por su labor humanitaria en contra del apartheid. Como defensor de los derechos humanos, ha enfatizado la protesta pacífica y la bondad. Durante la década de 1980 fue ascendiendo dentro de la Iglesia anglicana hasta convertirse en 1986 en el primer arzobispo negro de Cape Town, y por tanto cabeza de la Iglesia en el país. En 1995 el presidente Nelson Mandela lo designó para dirigir la Comisión de la Verdad y la Reconciliación que investigó las violaciones de los derechos humanos durante el apartheid. Tutu continúa apoyando causas de justicia social e igualdad para todas las personas.
Tutu recibió la Medalla Presidencial de la Libertad en 2009. Ha publicado unas memorias y colecciones de ensayos y sermones, así como El libro de la alegría: Alcanza la felicidad duradera en un mundo en cambio constante (2016), en coautoría con el dalái lama.
Topic:
Bishop Desmond Tutu: Male  Search this
Bishop Desmond Tutu: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Bishop  Search this
Bishop Desmond Tutu: Nobel Prize  Search this
Bishop Desmond Tutu: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Estate of Ian M. Cumming
Object number:
EXH.IC.18
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Robert McCurdy
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Catalog of American Portraits
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Catalog of American Portraits
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EDAN-URL:
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