Yesterday, the National Portrait Gallery hosted an event to unveil a portrait of Ted Turner, an American icon, the United Nations Foundation’s Founder and Chairman, and a trailblazer in philanthropy (as well as many other areas). The portrait by John Friedman is part of the “Recent Acquisitions” show featuring the newest additions to the gallery.

Ted’s vision and commitment to working with the United Nations to build a better world inspire us every day. His bold $1 billion gift to support UN causes led to the creation of the Foundation and helped spark a movement to connect people and organizations to the UN’s life-saving work.

As the National Portrait Gallery recognizes Ted’s contributions, we are sharing a snapshot of the new portrait and a few of our favorite Ted quotes.


(Photo credit: Ben Fitch)