I recently had the honor of painting the official portrait of Harvard Professor Arthur Kleinman for the University’s permanent collection. Dr. Kleinman serves as Professor of Medical Anthropology in the Department of Social Medicine and Director of Harvard’s Asia Center. A brilliant author, Dr. Kleinman’s perceptive interview style expresses his concern for humanity and substance. From our conversations and the questions he asked about the painting process, I learned as much about myself as I did about him and his life. I enjoyed our portrait sittings in his office and felt our time together always passed too quickly. First unveiled at Harvard’s Department of Global Health & Social Medicine, the portrait now hangs in Harvard’s new Tozzer Anthropology Building in Cambridge, MA.
For Dr. Kleinman's thoughts regarding our portrait experience, click here.