(Leah Chase), a painting by Gustave Blache III, whose work was on view last week as part of the exhibition In Memoriam: Leah Chase, at the National Portrait Gallery, in Washington. Leah Chase, nicknamed the “Queen of Creole Cuisine,” was a world-renowned chef who championed civil rights and counted among her restaurant’s patrons Martin Luther King Jr.
© The artist. Courtesy the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Gift of the artist in honor of Mr. Richard C. Colton, Jr.