Alice Waters Portrait

August 26, 2011

Photo: Dave Woody; courtesy of National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquired through the Marc Pachter Commissioning Fund as part of the first prize, Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2009

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has commissioned a photographic portrait of food pioneer Alice Waters, founder of the Chez Panisse Restaurant and Cafe, the Edible Schoolyard and champion of the Slow Food movement. The portrait was created by Dave Woody, the first-place winner of the museum’s 2009 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. It will be unveiled Aug. 26 at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive as a part of the 40th anniversary celebration of the restaurant’s founding.

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