Marjory Stoneman Douglas

The National Portrait Gallery Acquires A. Reid’s Portrait of Marjory Stoneman Douglas

“Safeguarding the environment was never a hobby; it was my work.” –MSD, 1991.

Author, journalist, feminist, conservationist, and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient–Marjory Stoneman Douglas was born on April 7, 1890, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  A. Reid’s portrait of Marjory Stoneman Douglas has been reviewed and acquired by the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian in Washington DC. After over 20 years of never have been seen by the public, the portrait reveals an honest glimpse of this inspirational icon during her twilight years.

Photographing Marjory Stoneman Douglas

In the fall of 1991 my friend and German tutor, Linda Roger, asked if I would being willing to photograph Marjory Stoneman Douglas for artist Menden Hall (1960 – 2004) to use to paint her portrait.  Although at the time I knew little of Douglas and the role she played on Florida’s history, I was excited about collaborating with an artist and for the first time having one of my photographs rendered into a painting.


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Reid, Anthony. Marjory Stoneman Douglas (1890-1998). 1991. Archival Pigment Print. National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.. Web. 23 Aug 2013. (NPG.2013.81)

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