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The Story Behind TIME’s 2020 Person of the Year Covers

To illustrate the broad range of people featured on the 2020 Person of the Year covers, we commissioned artists and photographers with a variety of backgrounds and styles—from digital art to oil painting; portraitists to a high school freshman.

The image of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as the 2020 Person of the Year was painted by Chicago-based artist Jason Seiler.

Seiler, who studied fine art illustration at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and worked as a character designer for movie director Tim Burton, captured the realistic portrait of the incoming pair by painting directly on a 27-inch LCD display.

“My process with the painting phase was all about pulling the light out from the darkness,” said Seiler, who also painted TIME’s 2013 Person of the Year, Pope Francis. “My approach was very similar to how I would paint traditionally with oils, even

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The Weeknd Wins Video Of The Year; Lady Gaga Named Artist Of The Year And Takes Home Inaugural Tricon Award

MTV Video Music Awards ceremony with The Weeknd winning Video of the year as well as Best R&B. Meanwhile, Lady Gaga — in endless costume and mask changes — tallied the most wins including Artist of the Year and the first-ever Tricon Award.” data-reactid=”28″On Sunday, coveted Moon Person trophies were handed out at the socially distanced and COVID-compliant  2020 MTV Video Music Awards ceremony with The Weeknd winning Video of the year as well as Best R&B. Meanwhile, Lady Gaga — in endless costume and mask changes — tallied the most wins including Artist of the Year and the first-ever Tricon Award.

live on MTV and simulcast on The CW and other ViacomCBS brands, the 37th annual ceremony was hosted by Keke Palmer with performances by Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd and others. Shot in the various boroughs of New York City, the ceremony was an homage

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