National Portrait Gallery hangs image of Salinger


J.D. Salinger
J.D. Salinger

Copies of J.D. Salinger's classic novel "The Catcher in the Rye" as well as his volume of short stories called "Nine Stories" are seen at the Orange Public Library in Orange Village, Ohio on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2010. Salinger, the legendary author, youth hero and fugitive from fame whose "The Catcher in the Rye" shocked and inspired a world he increasingly shunned, died Wednesday at the age of 91. At left is a 1951 photo of the author.

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Published: Monday, February 1, 2010 at 1:12 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, February 1, 2010 at 1:12 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery is installing a portrait of "The Catcher in the Rye" author J.D. Salinger.

Salinger died Wednesday at age 91.

The museum will hang a portrait by Robert Vickery on Monday in a first-floor gallery designated for remembrance of people who have died recently.

The portrait depicts Salinger against a metaphorical amber wave of grain. The image appeared on the cover of Time magazine in 1961.

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