We are thrilled to announce the upcoming exhibition of Hugo Crosthwaite’s newly commissioned stop-motion animation portrait of Anthony S. Fauci will be included in the National Portrait Gallery’s “Portrait of a Nation: 2022 Honorees” opening to the public November 10, 2022 and on view through October 22, 2023. Crosthwaite’s portrait, a year in the making, consists of a five-minute stop-motion animation film made from hundreds of drawn images depicting a trajectory of Dr. Fauci’s life and career, from his role in the AIDS crisis of the 1980s to the pandemic of 2020.
Crosthwaite was the First Prize recipient of the 2019 Outwin Boochever American Portrait Competition at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C. for his stop-motion animation portraying migrant Berenice Sariento Chávez. An element of this prize is a commission to create a portrait of an extraordinary individual.
“Established in 2015, the Portrait of a Nation Awards honor extraordinary individuals who have made transformative contributions to the United States and its people. This exhibition highlights the most recent recipients: chef and humanitarian José Andrés; Grammy Award–winning music executive and philanthropist Clive Davis; Academy Award–nominated and Peabody Award– winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay; attorney and children’s rights activist Marian Wright Edelman; leading public health expert Dr. Anthony S. Fauci; 23-time Grand Slam champion and entrepreneur Serena Williams; and fellow tennis champion, entrepreneur, and pay equity activist Venus Williams. Representing the arts, sciences, business, human rights activism, and sports, each of the 2022 Portrait of a Nation honorees has reached the top of their field. They stand as prime examples of human possibility. In addition to using their gifts, passions, and talents to advance their disciplines, they have all become change agents, helping us better understand the world and what it means to contribute to the greater good. Moreover, the featured artworks embody some of the best examples of portraiture and its expansive possibilities.” (NPG)
We are honored to have exhibited and represented Crosthwaite’s work since 2008.