Painting of Pakistani teen Malala Yousafzai to hang in U.K. Portrait Gallery
This undated photo issued Tuesday Sept. 10, 2013, by the British National Portrait Gallery, shows a painting by artist Jonathan Yeo depicting the teenager education activist Malala Yousafzai, doing her homework. The artwork of Yousafzai is scheduled to go on display Wednesday Sept. 11, at the National Gallery in London, as part of a retrospective of the artist's works. (AP / Jonathan Yeo, British National Portrait Gallery)
Published Tuesday, September 10, 2013 11:36AM EDT
LONDON -- A painting of Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai is going on display alongside British luminaries at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
The portrait by artist Jonathan Yeo shows the teenager doing her homework. It was painted months after Yousafzai, then 15, was shot by the Taliban as she travelled to school in northwest Pakistan in October 2012.
She was treated in England, where she still lives.
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Yeo said he had tried to capture a sense of "power and wisdom yet vulnerability and youth" in the portrait.
Starting Wednesday, it will hang among Yeo's portraits of celebrities including artist Damien Hirst and actor Kevin Spacey at the gallery.
Once the exhibition ends in January, the painting will be sold to aid the Malala Fund, which campaigns for girls' education.
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