Theodore Roosevelt’s Portrait by Gari Melchers

Gari Melchers, Portrait of President Theodore Roosevelt, 1908, Freer Gallery of Art

An article that appears in the most recent issue of the White House History Quarterly takes a deep dive into 1909 when Charles Lang Freer commissioned American artist Gari Melchers to paint President Theodore Roosevelt’s portrait.  The author does a nice job putting this event into a broader context and cites education and communications manager Michelle Crow-Dolby’s blog post “Painting a President” for details that provide important insight into the artist’s experience.

~ Michelle Crow-Dolby, Education and Communications Manager, Gari Melchers Home & Studio

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