by Ida Kar
quarter-plate film negative, 1954
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- Ida Kar (1908-1974), Photographer. Artist associated with 1480 portraits, Sitter associated with 137 portraits.
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The year this photograph was taken, Butler won the international competition for a sculpture of the Unknown Political Prisoner. In a letter to Kar, Butler wrote that the selected photographs were 'splendid,' apart from the rings under his eyes.