The Harold Varmus Papers
- [Harold Varmus at the unveiling of his NIH Director's portrait (image 2)]
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- Standing beside Dr. Varmus (who had since left NIH three years earlier to head the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
in New York) is the portrait's creator, John R. Friedman.
- At the ceremony, Varmus gave an art history lesson on the portrait, which has him in the foreground seated and looking gregarious
in an open-collared shirt, and a prominent backdrop featuring a famous painting, executed by Jacques Louis David in 1788,
of French scientist Antoine Laurent Lavoisier and his wife Marie Pierette Paulze. Friedman's previous portraits of other
scientific leaders interested Varmus enough to commission him.
- More on the ceremony can be found in the 18 February 2003 edition of the NIH Record.
- Number of Image Pages:
- 1 (163,489 Bytes)
- Date Supplied:
- 15 January 2003
- [Crawford, John]
- [National Institutes of Health (U.S.)]
- Original Repository: National Institutes of Health. Office of NIH History
- This image may also be accessed from the Office of NIH History Archives.
- URL: http://www.history.nih.gov/
- Image ID: 4826
- This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
- Exhibit Category:
- Basic Science and Congressional Politics: NIH Director, 1993-1999
- [Harold Varmus at the unveiling of his NIH Director's portrait (image 1)] [15 January 2003]
- Varmus Portrait Dedicated in Bldg. 1 (February 18, 2003)
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- Document Type:
- Photographic prints
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- Folder: [Selected photographs gathered from the Office of NIH History Archives]
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