Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Eunice Kennedy Shriver 1921 – 2009

The right to play on any playing field?
You have earned it.
The right to study at any school?
You have earned it.
The right to hold a job?
You have earned it
The right to be anyone's neighbor?
You have earned it.
-Eunice Kennedy Shriver


Eunice Kennedy Shriver
(July 10, 1921 – August 11, 2009)[1] was a member of the Kennedy family and helped to found the Special Olympics in the 1960s as a national organization. On May 23, 1953, she married Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr. who was the Democratic U.S. Vice Presidential candidate in 1972. Shriver actively campaigned for her elder brother, U.S. President John F. Kennedy, during his successful 1960 U.S. presidential election. In 1968, she helped Ann McGlone Burke nationalize the Special Olympics movement. Her daughter, Maria Shriver, is married to actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger. Although Shriver was a Democrat, she was a vocal supporter of the pro-life movement. In the early morning of August 11, 2009, Shriver died at the hospital, at 88 years of age.

Source: Wikipedia

4 comments:

Darla, Pencil Portrait Artist said...

Nice portrait, Greg!

Darla, Pencil Portrait Artist said...

Nice work, Greg!

Florence's Art said...

I always thought of her as a very strong woman and you sure captured that. How long does it take you to do a sketch? Did you just do this sketch of her yesterday?

gregjoens said...

Florence, It normally takes me between 2-3 hours to complete one of my daily sketches. I usually start about 8 pm and end at 10 or 11.