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31 x 122 cm, oil on canvas

Location: Second Floor Gallery, Hirsch Hall

Artist's Commentary:

"American Presidents by far is my most simplistic painting, but without question it has presented as my most popular creation. And given its simplicity, it is the only painting for which I have obtained formal copyright protections. Despite its simple form, its meaning is often missed by adults, yet quickly identified by children, as they count the forty-four (44) markers

I have sold over 150 original reproductions of this painting. Each reproduction, this one included qualifies as duplicate original as each is hand painted and bears different news paper articles. The one before you is the sole American President duplicate original with the election day newspaper of the Athens Banner Herald. For a more detailed expression of this painting’s significance to me personally, please see the attached email, I sent to President Obama during his last weeks in office."


This original oil on canvas painting measures 31 x 122 cm. The image represented is the 44th president, Barack Obama, an African-American; headline from Athens Banner-Herald "Change of Course".

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