See This Sargent Masterpiece to Fete the 100th Awarding of the Pulitzer Prize

PressInfo_ID_JosephPulitzer_portraitThis year marks the 100th awarding of the Pulitzer Prizes.

To commemorate the anniversary, the Newseum will unveil — on Jan. 28th — a portrait of visionary newspaper editor and publisher Joseph Pulitzer in its popular Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery, which features photographs from every Pulitzer Prize-winning entry dating back to 1942.  The portrait will be on display throughout 2016.

Painted in 1905 by renowned American artist John Singer Sargent, the portrait is on loan to the Newseum from the collection of Pulitzer’s granddaughter-in-law Emily Rauh Pulitzer, widow of Joseph Pulitzer Jr. The oil-on-canvas portrait has been exhibited at some of the country’s finest art museums, including the National Portrait Gallery, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

“The exhibits at the Newseum recognize some of the most important, groundbreaking moments and people in journalism history,” said Pulitzer. “I can think of no better place to display this portrait during the Pulitzer centennial year celebration.”

Pulitzer established the annual journalism prizes in his will to be administered by Columbia University at the Graduate School of Journalism.  The prestigious awards represent excellence in journalism, literature, music and drama.