IOTD …. “💫 Images of the Day, Very Special Edition …. Barack And Michelle Obama’s Official Portraits 💫 …. “!!

Artist Sherald and former first lady Michelle Obama participate in unveiling of portrait at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington

~~February 12, 2018~~ 


They’ll be on display with other presidential images at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC

Barack’s portrait was painted by Kehinde Wiley and Michelle’s by Amy Sherald.

The artists are the first African-Americans ever commissioned by the gallery to paint official portraits.




I was watching the event live.

Aside from appreciating its importance and meaning, it felt amazing to listen to these two amazing human beings.

Their tone came through effortlessly as well as their class, dignity, education and knowledge among many other things.

I was so soothing for my soul.



Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama’s official portraits were unveiled Monday at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
Michelle Obama’s portrait, painted by Amy Sherald, was unveiled first.

Artist Kehinde Wiley and Barack Obama unveil the former president’s portrait.

Both Obamas chose black artists who’ve been praised by Kim Sajet, director of the National Portrait Gallery.


Barack Obama’s portrait was painted by Kehinde Wiley – an artist best known for his vibrant, large-scale paintings of African-Americans.

For Michelle Obama’s portrait, she is honored in a portrait by Amy Sherald who is a Baltimore-based artist and first-prize winner of the Portrait Gallery’s 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition.




Michelle Obama and Amy Sherald


Barack Obama and Kehinde Wiley




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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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