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Size: 40 H x 30 W x 1.5 in

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Art Description

Painting: Oil and gold leaf on Canvas.

I painted this iconic portrait in 2015 to celebrate Barack Obama - and what he was trying to do to save us from the deep recession, give us healthcare and unify us as a nation. He accomplished a lot, but unfortunately there are also powers who blocked many advances just because he was black. I wanted to portray his ability to remain cheerful and optimistic - and his ability to laugh even at himself - even in the midst of all the suppression. I also wanted to make the portrait iconic - by using methods from the Russian Orthodox icon art tradition. He proved to be one of the greatest Presidents of all time and history will be kind to him.

Keywords: President, USA, Obama, Barack Obama, Barack, ObamaCare, Black Lives Matter, Equal Rights, Freedom, Liberty, Potus

Subjects: Portrait

Styles: Expressionism, Figurative, Modern, Pop Art, Portraiture

Mediums: Oil, gold leaf

Materials: Canvas

Prints: Portrait Art Prints, Expressionism Art Prints, Figurative Art Prints, Modern Art Prints, Pop Art Art Prints, Portraiture Art Prints, Oil Art Prints, gold leaf Art Prints, Canvas Art Prints

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