Kehinde Wiley, A Portrait of a Young Gentleman

Presenting Kehinde Wiley’s hotly anticipated response to a legendary Gainsborough portrait

This volume presents A Portrait of a Young Gentleman, a new portrait by Kehinde Wiley (born 1977), commissioned to mark the centennial of the acquisition of Blue Boy by Henry and Arabella Huntington. The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens places Wiley's painting in conversation with Thomas Gainsborough's 18th-century masterpiece. A deep connection exists between the museum’s most famous painting and the artist who is known for creating one of the most beloved presidential portraits of our time. A native of Los Angeles, Wiley has often spoken about his childhood visits to the Huntington’s British portrait gallery and how they inspired him to become an artist.

Editor: Melinda McCurdy
Author(s): Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell, Malik Gaines
Page Count:  72
Publisher:  The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens
Year: 2022
Size: 7 1/2  × 9 1/2 in.