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Artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald Capture the Unflinching Gaze of the President and First Lady

The nation's first African-American presidency is marked by two prominent African-American portraitists
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History was made and rules were broken when former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama commissioned Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald respectively to paint their likeness for their Smithsonian presidential portraits.  F...

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The official painted portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama

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The paintings are a departure from more staid portraiture. Artist Kehinde Wiley painted the former president; Amy Sherald captured the former first lady.


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