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VRA Core 4 Example 31: Related works; one view
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Work record [refid 30]
agent Robert Remsen Vickrey (American illustrator, born 1926)
culturalContext American
date 1966 (creation)
description Full color portrait of Walter Cronkite, (head and shoulders dressed in a suit and tie) against a monochromatic blue background portraying the television industry. Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. (born November 4, 1916) is a retired American broadcast journalist, best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962-1981). During the heyday of CBS News in the 1970s and 1980s he was often cited in viewer opinion polls as "the most trusted man in America" because of his professional experience and kindly demeanor. The famous CBS "eye" logo (unveiled on Oct. 17, 1951) by William Goldman is visible on the camera.
Wikipedia; (accessed 6/1/2009) [description source]
location National Portrait Gallery [Smithsonian Institution] (Washington, District of Columbia, United States) NPG.78.TC319 [repository]
Gift of Time Magazine, acquired 1978 [location note]
material watercolor and pencil on board
measurements 21 in (height) x 14.5 in (width, without frame)
rights © Robert Vickery/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
source Core 4 Sample Database (VCat)
stylePeriod Twentieth century
subject commercial and industrial design; contemporary (1960 to present); figure, male; portraits; Cronkite, Walter; Television broadcasting of news; Television news anchors; television camera; television screen; television broadcast antenna
technique drawing (image-making); painting and painting techniques
title Walter Cronkite [cited, true, en]
Portrait of Walter Cronkite [descriptive, false, en]
worktype illustrations (layout features); paintings (visual works); watercolors (paintings)
image courtesy C. Weber, Fairfield University
Image record [refid 133]
measurements 18 MB
relation [imageOf 30, Core 4 Sample Database (VCat)]
rights undetermined
source VRA Data Standards Committee, Core 4 Sample Records [href]
Department of Visual & Performing Arts, Fairfield University [source of image]
subject Time, the weekly news-magazine; typography; graphic design
technique digital imaging
title Overall view of portrait and its use as a Time magazine cover illustration (October 14, 1966 issue)
worktype digital image
Last modified October 9, 2014