Martin portrait Goes to the Smithsonian!


Sad update to a wonderful story. RIP, David.

The Commissioners of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery have announced the acquisition of a 1980 portrait of David N. Martin by Louis Briel.

Martin is the founder of the Martin Agency, one of the Nation's foremost advertising agencies. His enduring “Virginia is for Lovers” campaign is widely viewed as one of the most successful marketing campaigns in history. Today, Martin is an author, speaker and lecturer who lives in Richmond, Virginia.

Louis Briel's 1993 portrait of Arthur Ashe is also in the Permanent Collection of the National Portrait Gallery.

David Martin 1980 60" X 30" acrylic/canvas

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