JOHN SEIGENTHALER, 2014
Cut paper, collage, and mixed media on canvas, 30” x 24”
Vanderbilt University Magazine
Nashville Art’s Magazine
This portrait of John Seigenthaler, American journalist and defender of First Amendment Rights, includes Seigenthaler’s glasses and one of his neckties, provided by his secretary, Ms. Gay Campbell. Among the historically significant items used in the portrait are original Tennessean mastheads from 1973 and 1974, a 1982 USA Today, and a 1961 press photograph of Freedom Rider Susan Wilbur, whom Seigenthaler saved from the riots in Montgomery, Alabama.
This portrait of Seigenthaler was commissioned by Vanderbilt Magazine, the alumni magazine of Vanderbilt University, for an article in its Summer 2014 issue about Seigenthaler and his long association with the university.
The original work was purchased by former Vice President Al Gore and now resides in his personal collection.
‘Best of Show’ and ‘Gold Award’ - The Tennessean
College Public Relations Association, 2015