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Artist:
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, born 16 Feb 1952  Search this
Sitter:
Madeleine Albright, 15 May 1937 - 23 Mar 2022  Search this
Medium:
Inkjet print
Dimensions:
Image: 84.8 × 67.4 cm (33 3/8 × 26 9/16")
Sheet: 101.9 × 76.2 cm (40 1/8 × 30")
Mat: 122 × 97.1 cm (48 1/16 × 38 1/4")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
2005 (printed 2016)
Exhibition Label:
Born Prague, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)
Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve as secretary of state (1997–2001), may be best remembered as a quick-witted advocate for human rights and American global interests. A child of Czech refugees, Albright earned a PhD in public law and government in 1976 from Columbia University. She then taught at Georgetown University until 1993, when President Bill Clinton appointed her ambassador to the United Nations (UN).
Albright’s work at the UN helped her garner unanimous Senate support for her nomination as secretary of state. “I will do my best to talk about foreign policy not in abstract terms, but in human terms and bipartisan terms,” she promised. During her tenure as secretary of state, Albright advocated for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to intervene in Yugoslavia in order to stop the ethnic cleansing of Albanians. She also supported NATO’s expansion and attempted to secure a diplomatic agreement with North Korea.
Albright, who authored bestselling books and foreign policy texts, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012. She received a Portrait of a Nation Prize from the National Portrait Gallery in 2017.
Nacida en Praga, Checoslovaquia (hoy República Checa)
Madeleine Albright, primera mujer secretaria de estado (1997–2001), será quizás más recordada por su agudo ingenio y su defensa de los derechos humanos y los intereses globales de Estados Unidos. Hija de refugiados checos, se doctoró en derecho público y gobierno en 1976 en la Universidad de Columbia. Fue profesora de la Universidad de Georgetown hasta 1993, cuando el presidente Bill Clinton la nombró embajadora ante las Naciones Unidas (ONU).
La labor de Albright en la ONU le ganó el apoyo unánime del Senado para su nominación como secretaria de estado. “Haré todo lo posible por hablar de la política exterior no en términos abstractos, sino en términos humanos y bipartidistas”, prometió. En dicho puesto, abogó por la intervención de la
Organización del Tratado del Atlántico Norte (OTAN) en Yugoslavia para detener la limpieza étnica de los albanos. También apoyó la expansión de la OTAN e intentó concretar un acuerdo diplomático con Corea del Norte.
Autora de éxitos de librería y textos sobre política exterior, Albright recibió la Medalla Presidencial de la Libertad en 2012. La National Portrait Gallery le otorgó el premio Retrato de una Nación en 2017.
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Interior  Search this
Nature & Environment\Animal\Bird\Dove  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Pin  Search this
Madeleine Albright: Female  Search this
Madeleine Albright: Literature\Writer  Search this
Madeleine Albright: Politics and Government\Diplomat  Search this
Madeleine Albright: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Professor  Search this
Madeleine Albright: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\Secretary of State  Search this
Madeleine Albright: Politics and Government\US Representative to United Nations  Search this
Madeleine Albright: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquired through the generosity of Eugene Eidenberg; 2017 Portrait of a Nation Prize Recipient
Object number:
NPG.2017.17
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 2005 Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Location:
Currently not on view
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm48c95e1bb-2572-4701-ab88-dd4e66c386be
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2017.17