• Franklin McMahon (1921–2012). Signing the Israeli/Egyptian Peace Accord, 17 September 1978. Acrylic paint on paper. Signed, lower right.

Curatorial note:
  • The graphic journalist Franklin McMahon covered momentous national events in politics, civil rights, scientific discovery, and human drama, turning out drawings and watercolors for major magazines and newspapers. His goal was to step beyond what he considered the limitations of photography to “see around corners.” In 1978, President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, President Jimmy Carter of the United States, and Prime Minister Menachem Begin of Israel (left to right at the desk in the painting) met secretly at Camp David in Maryland, where they agreed to frameworks for a peace treaty and for the establishment of self-rule for Palestinians living in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Sadat and Begin shared the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize for the Camp David Accords.

Collections:
Title:
  • Signing of the Israeli/Egyptian Peace Accord, The White House, March 26, 1979. From left Anwar Sadat, President of Egypt, Jimmy Carter, President of the United States of America, Menachem Begin, President of Israel
Language:
  • No linguistic content; Not applicable
Call number:
  • A Middle 37/Drawer 09/GC059/Full Folio/Artists A-Z GA 2017.00007
  • Electronic Resource
Extent:
  • 1 item ; sheet 56.5 x 75.8 cm.
Format:
  • Visual material
Type:
  • In art
  • Portraits
Description:
  • Medium: Acrylic paint on paper
  • Signed, lower right: "McMahon, 17 September 1978, Washington D.C.".
  • Provenance: From the Collection of Margot McMahon.
Publisher:
  • 1978.
Subject:
  • United States—History—20th century—In art
  • Washington (D.C.)—History—20th century—In art
  • White House (Washington, D.C.)—In art
  • Presidents—United States—20th century—Portraits
  • Carter, Jimmy, 1924—Portraits
  • Presidents—Egypt—20th century—Portraits
  • Sadat, Anwar, 1918-1981—Portraits
  • Presidents—Israel—20th century—Portraits
  • Begin, Menachem, 1913-1992—Portraits
  • Portraits, Group—20th century
  • Egypt. Treaties, etc. Israel, 1979 March 26—In art
  • Arab-Israeli conflict, 1973-1993—In art
  • Egypt—History—20th century—In art
  • Israel—History—20th century—In art
  • Israel-Arab War, 1973—Peace—In art
Title sort:
  • Signing of the Israeli/Egyptian Peace Accord, The White House, March 26, 1979. From left Anwar Sadat, President of Egypt, Jimmy Carter, President of the United States of America, Menachem Begin, President of Israel.
Created:
  • 1978-01-01T00:00:00Z
Date:
  • 1978
Location:
  • GA A Middle 37/Drawer 09/GC059/Full Folio/Artists A-Z GA 2017.00007
  • GA Electronic Resource
  • ELF1 A Middle 37/Drawer 09/GC059/Full Folio/Artists A-Z GA 2017.00007
  • ELF1 Electronic Resource
Identifier:
  • ark:/88435/5138jj65g
Edm rights:
  • No Known Copyright
Creator:
  • McMahon, Franklin, 1921-2012
Illustrator:
  • McMahon, Franklin, 1921-2012
Range label:
  • Logical
Electronic locations:
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