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When President Obama was at the Whitehouse he selected the final original oil painting of this study to hang in the White House Cabinet room. This incredible Truman Portrait is an original Charcoal study that Frank O. Salisbury did of President Truman in 1946. This is the original study used by Salisbury to create an Oil Painting of Truman the same year with identical pose. In the top left of the portrait Salisbury wrote "Study for Portrait of President Truman Washington 1946". The finished oil painting resided in the Truman museum in Indiana until 2009 when President Obama selected it and took on loan to hang in the White House Cabinet room. Presidents may select portraits of individuals that reflect their inspiration and governing style to hang in the Cabinet Room. In May 2009, President Barack Obama added a portrait of President Harry S. Truman by Frank O. Salisbury, lent by the Truman Library, to join existing portraits of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt. Size is 26" x 31" Great condition. Salisbury also did a portrait of Franklin Roosevelt which is the official White House Portrait of Roosevelt to this day. Francis ("Frank") Owen Salisbury born in Hertfordshire, 18 December 1874 died Hampstead, London, 31 August 1962 was an English Methodist artist who specialized in portraits, large canvases of historical and ceremonial events, stained glass and book illustration. In his heyday he made a fortune on both sides of the Atlantic and was known as “Britain’s Painter Laureate”. Frank became one of the greatest society artists of his generation and was considered a master of portraitures.With One of a Kind Collectibles LOA.
Important Original Truman Portrait, Obama Selected for his White house Cabinet roomImportant Original Truman Portrait, Obama Selected for his White house Cabinet room
Important Original Truman Portrait, Obama Selected for his White house Cabinet room
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