Phillips-at-Home Summer Series #6: Personal Portraits

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Today we are looking to an American artist for our inspiration: Alex Katz. Katz is an American figurative artist, meaning he primarily creates portraits of people. His portraits are minimalist, colorful, and highly contrasted. The Phillips Collection acquired Katz’s three-portrait series Brisk Day in 2013. Using this artwork as our foundation, today’s project will explore […]

Purr-fect Portraits

Clockwise from top left: Ellie B. from CA; Sarah K. from MA; Anna; Joe Walsky from DC; and Tracey from VT.

Clockwise from top left: Ellie B. from CA; Sarah K. from MA; Anna; Joe Walsky from DC; and Tracey from VT.

Visitors to our portrait-making station in the American Moments exhibition have not just been capturing human likenesses. These submissions featured a number of animals. Here are a few that we think are doggone terrific!

You’ve Got To Be Kid-ding Me!

Over the course of the American Moments exhibition, we’ve been featuring some of our favorite drawings from our in-gallery interactive. Below are a handful of portraits by some of our younger artists. Thanks Zia, Abby, Naita, Lily, Ellie, and Will for your contributions!

Credits clockwise from top left: Zia from DC; Abby from MD; Naita; Lily from IN; Ellie from CA; and Will from VA.

Credits clockwise from top left: Zia from DC; Abby from MD; Naita; Lily from IN; Ellie from CA; and Will from VA.