Portrait of President Joe Biden - Study 1

Portrait of President Joe Biden - Study 1

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Presidential portraiture has a historical precedence.

Apparently George Washington, who lived in the time before photography, was asked to sit for so many portraits that he once wrote about his frustration: “I am so hackneyed to the touches of the Painters pencil, that I am now altogether at their beck, and sit like patience on a Monument, whilst they are delineating the lines of my face.”

But today we are inundated with images, but we don't really see them.

Because we see the President so often, we don't get that much of a chance to really look at him. I find the act of portraiture to be enlightening, it forces you to look closely, to understand the contours of the face.

Over Biden's term, I'll be making a number of studies around President's day each year.

I expect that his face will change over time. This is the second study, based on his official portrait from four years ago. He really has a nice smile.

It's a small painting with a lot of heart.

The painting is only 10" x 7", but it has a lot of energy. It's a quick study; I only allow one day. 

The prints are gorgeous.

I print this using a top-of-the-line Epson printer on archival Hahnemühle German Etching 310 g/mA Paper. I use pigment based inks that are certified to last over 200 years. It is uncanny how the print looks like the original.

The paper has a subtle texture on it that feels warm. Everyone who has seen these prints is amazed at how beautiful they are.

I am so excited to be able to provide something of such high quality at a reasonable price.

It fits in standard frames.

The original drawing is 10" x 7", but the print has a 3/4" border on the left and right and a 1/2" border on the top and bottom, so the print fits in a standard 11" x 8.5" frame. You will receive a signed and numbered print. I really think you'll like it (and it makes a great gift).


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Beautiful print

This is a truly excellent print. The aestehtics and craftsmanship and truly top-notch. I'm delighted to have it in my home.

Gorgeous

Since this painting depicts an iconic area of where I went to college, I have a nostalgic draw to it. But beyond that, this is a gorgeous painting that looks realistic but also artistic and a bit surreal. Michael James Freedman is an extremely talented artist and I'm very glad to have one of his prints on my wall.

Happy Memories

I love this print, it is wonderful quality, vivid and detailed. It has a nice raised New College seal too. I will treasure it and enjoy it always. Thank you.

Resembles my boy Archer so had to have it....

Resembles my boy Archer so had to have it. Great little piece — a couple of people already complimented it. Will want to work w the artist soon for a custom job!

New College Palm Court Paintin

This painting captures the heart of a special place that New College students remember as the center of the universe. The painting is tropical, whimsical, dreamy and stirs fond memories.