"A portrait is a picture in which there is just a tiny little something not quite right about the mouth." -- John Singer Sargent

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Gregory Peck

This 1991 portrait of Gregory Peck by Everett Raymond Kinstler hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.
"Perhaps best known for his Oscar-winning role as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Gregory Peck rose to Hollywood stardom in the 1940s. From the outset, Peck gravitated towards roles demon­strating virtues of quiet strength, resolve, and toler­ance. By the end of his career, he had earned five Academy Award nominations for his performances, including his work in The Keys of the Kingdom (1944), The Yearling (1946), Gentleman's Agreement (1947), Twelve 0' Clock High (1949), and To Kill a Mockingbird. Outside of Hollywood, Peck advocated for gun control and protested the Vietnam War. His many honors include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, the AFI Life Achievement Award, and the National Medal of Arts." -- National Portrait Gallery

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