VIDEO: Oil on Canvas of composer Marvin Hamlisch at The National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. — Thanks to The Smithsonian Institution! (On display during 2015)

Washington, D.C. — Thanks to The National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. for honoring Marvin Hamlisch at the “Recent Acquisitions Series”  The painting of the legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch, an Oil on Canvas by Richard Stone was on display during 2015.

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MARVIN HAMLISCH    1944  —  2012

Born New York City

Marvin Hamlisch is credited with writing some of the most celebrated music in movie and stage history, including motion picture scores for The Way We Were (1974), The Sting (1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Ordinary People (1980), and Sophie’s Choice (1982). The winner of multiple Oscars and Grammy Awards, his 1975 musical A Chorus Line earned both a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize. London portrait artist Richard Stone made studies of the composer from life in the year before Hamlisch’s death, with sittings in London, Los Angeles, and New York City. The artist recalls meetings filled with music and laughter. In the portrait Hamlisch holds the music for his poignant “What I Did For Love” from A Chorus Line. 

 

A Gift of Sir Howard and Lady Jennifer Stringer. — The Family of Marvin Hamlisch is grateful and honored.

The painting was on display at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. during 2015. (Recent Acquisitions Series)

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Thank you to all the visitors!

Marvin Hamlisch’s painting was on display during 2015 with other recent acquisitions by the National Portrait Gallery Maya Angelou, Billie Holiday, Ted Turner, Quincy Jones, Gary Cooper, Chick Webb and his Orchestra, Busby Berkeley, B. B. King, The Jackson 5.

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Composer Marvin Hamlisch — by London Painter Richard Stone — Oil on Canvas, 2013

MARVIN HAMLISCH    1944  —  2012

Born New York City

Marvin Hamlisch is credited with writing some of the most celebrated music in movie and stage history, including motion picture scores for The Way We Were (1974), The Sting (1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Ordinary People (1980), and Sophie’s Choice (1982). The winner of multiple Oscars and Grammy Awards, his 1975 musical A Chorus Line earned both a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize. London portrait artist Richard Stone made studies of the composer from life in the year before Hamlisch’s death, with sittings in London, Los Angeles, and New York City. The artist recalls meetings filled with music and laughter. In the portrait Hamlisch holds the music for his poignant “What I Did For Love” from A Chorus Line. 

Video showing the Painting of Marvin Hamlisch at the National Portrait Gallery:

MARVIN HAMLISCH AT THE NTL PORTRAIT GALLERY WDC 2015

Portraits by Stone works:

Painter Richard Stone and his portraits

Painter Richard Stone and his portraits

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Source: Team Marvin Hamlisch / The Music of Marvin Hamlisch