This portrait of President John F Kennedy was sparked by a line from a famous speech he gave to 450,000 West Germans, "Ich bin ein Berliner" ( I am a Berliner). This 1963 speech was delivered during the cold war, bringing comfort to West Berliners who feared an East German occupation.
Here’s a portrait of the Marlene Dietrich, drawn on a map of Berlin. In the first half of the 20th century, Marlene Dietrich was one of the biggest movie stars in the world. This talented actress/singer/diva was also known for her humanitarian efforts during WW 2. She helped German and French exiles find housing, as well as advocating for their citizenship in the US. As a bisexual woman, she enjoyed spending time at drag clubs in 1920s Berlin (her home town) . Materials: Pen, dry brush, and pencil
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