Presidential portrait (United States)
An Official Presidential Portrait is an oil portrait painted of a President of the United States of America. In recent years, the official portrait of the President is a photograph until after they leave office.
The tradition started with Gilbert Stuart's portrait of George Washington. Presidents often display the official portraits of Presidents they admire (on loan from the National Portrait Gallery) in the Oval Office, or around the White House.
Gallery of presidential portraits[change | change source]
- The official portraits for Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush were painted by artists who were not employed by the federal government at the time. These images are not in the public domain, and as such, are not included in this gallery.