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Artist:
Jon R. Friedman, born 1947  Search this
Sitter:
Harold Varmus, born 18 Dec 1939  Search this
Medium:
Oil and graphite on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 77.4 x 56.2 cm (30 1/2 x 22 1/8")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
2010
Exhibition Label:
Born Oceanside, New York
Most cancers, in the opinion of virologist Harold Varmus, director of the National Cancer Institute since 2010, “will become chronic disorders that we take care of and sometimes cure.” Varmus has been thinking about the complexities of the disease for most of his career. In 1989 he and his research partner J. Michael Bishop won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for their studies on the genetic basis of cancers and the role of viruses in their formation. Both as an award-winning scientist and as a high-level administrator—he also served as director of the National Institutes of Health and president of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center—Varmus has mobilized global cooperation and advanced research on cancer and its potential cures. Jon Friedman’s oil sketch, a study for a Sloan-Kettering portrait commission, conveys Varmus’s informality as well as a direct and animated interaction with the viewer.
Harold Varmus nacido en 1939
Nacido en Oceanside, Nueva York
La mayoría de los tipos de cáncer, opina el virólogo Harold Varmus, director del Instituto Nacional del Cáncer desde 2010, “se convertirán en condiciones crónicas que podremos manejar y a veces hasta curar”. Varmus ha ponderado las complejidades de esta enfermedad a lo largo de su carrera. En 1989, junto a su compañero investigador J. Michael Bishop, recibió el Premio Nobel de Medicina por sus estudios sobre las bases genéticas del cáncer y la función de los virus en su formación. Como galardonado científico y administrador de alto nivel (también dirigió los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud y presidió el Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), Varmus ha movilizado esfuerzos mundiales de cooperación e investigación del cáncer y sus posibles curas. Este boceto al óleo de Jon Friedman, un estudio para un retrato comisionado por Sloan-Kettering, nos comunica la actitud cordial y sencilla de Varmus, como si sostuviera una animada conversación con los espectadores.
Jon R. Friedman (nacido en 1947)
Óleo y grafito sobre papel, 2010
Donación del artista
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Harold Varmus: Male  Search this
Harold Varmus: Science and Technology\Scientist\Biologist\Microbiologist  Search this
Harold Varmus: Science and Technology\Scientist\Biologist\Physiologist  Search this
Harold Varmus: Science and Technology\Scientist\Biologist\Virologist  Search this
Harold Varmus: Nobel Prize  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the artist, Jon R. Friedman
Object number:
NPG.2011.72
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
©Jon R. Friedman
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Location:
Currently not on view
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm455bb511e-2c7d-4108-96b9-2ceead5d7fb5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2011.72