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A Portrait of Golda

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The National Portrait Gallery has broken its own rules to put a portrait of Gold Meir on view “for an appropriate period of time.” The Gallery customarily does not hang portraits until 10 years after the death of the subject.” During a visit to the United States in 1975, Mrs. Meir sat for a painting for Raphael Soyer in a secluded and heavily guarded place in Connecticut. The following year the painting was presented to the Gallery by private donors. In a letter to Gallery director Marvin Sadik, Soyer wrote: “She had a wonderful face, strong and wise and kind….There was something deep, symphonic about that head.”

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