The latest Smithsonian exhibitions showcase Civil War photography, Buddhist figures and Time magazine cover portraits
- By Paul Bisceglio
- Smithsonian magazine, May 2013
May 17, 2013-January 5, 2014
For nearly three decades, Boris Chaliapin was the go-to cover artist at Time magazine. His first cover portrait, in 1942, was of Jawaharlal Nehru; his last, in 1970, was of President Richard M. Nixon. In between came Marilyn Monroe and 410 others, some painted in as little as 12 hours. The 26 portraits in “Mr. Time: Portraits by Boris Chaliapin,” at the National Portrait Gallery, highlight the range of his talent and the magazine’s expansive range of subjects.