1 of 137 portraits of Ida Kar
by Suren Stepanian
pencil and ink, 1957
14 1/2 in. x 11 1/2 in. (370 mm x 291 mm)
Purchased with funding from the Elizabeth Weisz Fund, 2004
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- Ida Kar (1908-1974), Photographer. Sitter associated with 137 portraits, Artist associated with 1480 portraits.
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This caricature of Kar as part-camera, wearing her signature Armenian hat, was made during her 1957 visit to the country and the result of one of several sittings with artists. She wrote to Musgrave: 'I am becoming a heroic figure for them [the Armenians]. They will never forget me .One day I am posing for a painter, the next for sculptor I am becoming almost legendary '