Presidential Portraits

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Today the official presidential portrait of President Barack Obama by painter Kehinde Wiley was unveiled and regardless of how you may feel about the man, the painting is absolutely stunning and unique. 
To honor such an occasion as this, I've rounded up some of my favorite presidential portraits both official and not. They are a glimpse past the politics and into the man who sat in the chair and a wonderful display of the American artist. (In no particular order.)

 Aaron Shikler - JFK

Aaron Shikler - JFK

 George Peter Alexander Healy -John Tyler

George Peter Alexander Healy -John Tyler

 Gilbert Stuart - George Washington

Gilbert Stuart - George Washington

 John Christen Johansen - Woodrow Wilson

John Christen Johansen - Woodrow Wilson

 Peter Hurd - LBJ

Peter Hurd - LBJ

 Robert A. Anderson - George W. Bush

Robert A. Anderson - George W. Bush

 Norman Rockwell - Richard Nixon

Norman Rockwell - Richard Nixon

 Nelson Shanks - Bill Clinton  *Controversial Portrait*  

Nelson Shanks - Bill Clinton *Controversial Portrait* 

 Roland Emmerich - Thomas J. Whitmore 

Roland Emmerich - Thomas J. Whitmore 

Sure there are plenty of others and I know that you can see that, though I did not put them in any particular order, I did save the best for last. Now that I've mentioned it, if anyone knows who exactly did the painting of the late great Thomas J. Whitmore, please let me know so I can update this post accordingly! Also if I just ruined ID4: Resurgence for you; you're welcome.

This is the most political this blog will ever get and even then, it's just to admire art. Love each other, won't you.

 

Posted on February 12, 2018 .