How the Obama portraits cheerfully buck the trend of instantly forgettable presidential paintings

How the Obama portraits cheerfully buck the trend of instantly forgettable presidential paintings

Video killed the radio star, but, save for a few exceptions, photography killed presidential portrait painters. As painting genres go, presidential portraiture was, if only for a few decades, the only way our head of state’s visage could be recorded and interpreted for posterity. Now, U.S. presidents (and their […]