America’s Presidents is a permanent exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. This display is the only complete collection of presidential portraits outside of the White House, and it includes all 43 past presidents of the United States.
I had the opportunity to visit this gallery last month, and I really enjoyed the America’s Presidents exhibit.
Artistically speaking, which presidential portrait is your favorite? (Please, no political comments!) J
My favorite portrait is of President Bush. I think the artist really captured his personality. The painting was so realistic, that one could almost believe President Bush was in the room!
The accompanying narrative to President Nixon’s portrait stated that Norman Rockwell purposely painted the President in a flattering manner. I found that tidbit amusing!