National Portrait Gallery hangs image of Salinger
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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