Postcard featuring Robert Oliver Skemp's portrait of J. Paul Getty.
- Size: 4.25 inches x 6 inches - Item#: C1305
Robert Oliver Skemp (American ,1910-1984) Portrait of J. Paul Getty (detail), about 1970 Oil on canvas , 90.5 x 82.9 cm (35 5/8 x 32 5/8 in.) The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003.96
Robert Oliver Skemp was a renowned portrait artist whose work can be found in the collections of the Pentagon, the Vatican, Church of the Latter Day Saints, Princeton and Cornell Universities, and many others. Having devoted his early years to commercial art and illustration, Skemp later became noted for his portraits and marine paintings, and was a founding member of the American Society of Marine Arts.