Left: Robert Brackman with sitter Jennifer Jones, 1948
Right: Robert Brackman, Jennifer Jones as Jennie, 1948
Brackman wasn't the first artist to be commissioned for a feature film. Ivan Albright created the eponymous painting for the 1945 adaptation of the Picture of Dorian Gray, and in 1940 Raphael Soyer worked on a painting that was to be used in promotional advertising for director John Ford’s The Long Voyage Home.
|Raphael Soyer, The Long Voyage Home, ca. 1940|
Extra credit for any of you movie fans: Turner Classic Movies is showing Portrait of Jennie later in July.
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum