The early portrait is a psychological study of alarming modernity.
It seemed to her that the brothers' future lives were sketched in these early portraits.
This work was in turn based on an even earlier portrait.
Many of the individuals shown were portrayed posthumously, using earlier portraits for reference.
Still, the overall goal was to bury the earlier portrait of an angry, unkempt union leader.
The show picks up roughly there, with its early American portraits.
Another early portrait is compelling for a different reason.
The earliest portraits, taken in 1856, when she was 19, are more or less straight.
The human image is at the center of Lembersky's paintings, from his earlier portraits to the later compositions.
In the earlier portraits, like "Harry" (1998), the subject is surrounded by plenty of space.