Bush Dual Portrait Unveiling
The portrait "President George W. Bush and President George Bush" depicts two of the most famous members of the Bush family. The portrait was inspired by the exhibit "Fathers and Sons: Two Families, Four Presidents" organized by the Museum at the George Bush Presidential Library this past year. This portrait, commissioned by the George Bush Library Foundation in 2001, was one of three by New York artist Ronald N. Sherr. The other two are individual portraits of the two presidents.
President George W. Bush invited Mr. Sherr to Camp David during the 2001 Christmas holiday. It was an extraordinary time to capture the image of a sitting President after the events on September 11, 2001. Mr. Sherr spent thirty minutes photographing the two presidents. The session and resulting double portrait are historic in that the only other father and son Presidents, John Adams and John Quincy Adams, were never painted together.
The portrait will be unveiled Monday, April 21st, at 4:00 p.m. in the museum's rotunda. This is an invitation only event and all media must be in place by 3:30 p.m. Color images of the portrait are available. Media RSVP to email@example.com