Pen & Ink Portraits for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

SmithsonianLast year, I was commissioned by the Smithsonian Museum of American History to create a series of portraits for their new permanent exhibit, “American Enterprise”. A sampling of these drawings is featured above.

American EnterpriseAmerican Enterprise chronicles the tumultuous interaction of capitalism and democracy that resulted in the continual remaking of American business—and American life. Visitors will be immersed in the dramatic arc of labor, power, wealth, success, and failure in America in an 8,000-square-foot space focused on the role of business and innovation from the mid-1700s to the present. Through captivating objects and engaging interactive displays, visitors can trace the country’s development from a small, dependent agricultural nation to one of the world’s most vibrant economies.

The exhibition officially opened to the public on July 1st. My pen & ink portraits are featured on the entry walls for each of the four major eras in American business history chronicled (Merchant, Corporate, Consumer, Global), as well as the accompanying website and companion book, American Enterprise: A History of Business in America.

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  • Dave

    Randy, I’m a big fan of yours. Congratulations on having your work displayed in such an amazing place.

  • Mara Hornby

    Now I know why you’ve been so busy! You’re amazing!