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Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 10/ 1/2010

Museum honors 'Peanuts' creator

By Washington Post editors

A photograph of "Peanuts" comic strip creator Charles Schulz is being presented to the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in recognition of his impact on millions of people around the world.

The presentation is scheduled for today. Tomorrow the museum will host a family festival, with Snoopy and a screening of the film "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown."

Schulz died 10 years ago, and Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of the "Peanuts" strip. It continues to appear in more than 2,200 newspapers in 75 countries.

The portrait of Schulz by Yousuf Karsh is the gallery's first image of the famous cartoonist. It depicts Schulz at his drawing board with a partially completed comic with Charlie Brown and Lucy. It goes on view Friday in the New Arrivals section.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | October 1, 2010; 11:04 AM ET
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