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My Portrait/Caricature of the Late Senator Edward Kennedy

Politics / US Politics Aug 29, 2009 - 01:22 PM GMT

By: Kevin_Geary

Politics

30 years ago, in 1979, I was asked by the Economist magazine to do a caricature-portrait of Ted Kennedy for their cover, because he was then seen as a serious challenger to President Jimmy Carter. The caricature-portrait wasn't used by the Economist in the end, because they decided that another story was more important for the cover at the time (such is the fate of artists who are commissioned by magazines!)


Anyway, I kept the caricature-portrait, which, from time to time, was exhibited in some of my exhibitions, but has been unseen now for more than 20 years. With the sad news of Ted Kennedy's death, a man who even many right-wing Republicans liked and admired, and considered to be a good friend, I thought I'd share a photo of my caricature-portrait of 30 years ago, with readers.

Ted Kennedy, RIP. - Kevin Geary

By Kevin Geary

www.kevingearyart.com and www.kevingearyportraits.com

Kevin Geary is an artist who lives in Sedona, Arizona. He was the youngest political cartoonist on the Financial Times at the age of 19. He had his first one man show at 20, opened by the prime minister of Great Britain, Harold Wilson. He has had over 60 exhibitions of his work; has work in several major museums, including the National Portrait Gallery in London, and his work has sold at major auction houses, such as Christie's, in London, Whyte's in Dublin and Doyle in New York.

He has followed politics, history and economic history for many years, and has also written about it elsewhere online. He predicted this depression long before it happened, timed the collapse of the stock market in June last year, long before it happened, and his stock picks have often been very accurate. The four stocks he picked on January 1st, 2009 to do well (Amazon, Apple, Baidu and Google ), are all up from the beginning of the year. He does not offer specific public advice about stocks, but he has written from time to time about long and short term trends in the political and economic realm.

© 2009 Copyright Kevin Geary - All Rights Reserved
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