In United States, they follow a tradition of keeping portraits of all the presidents who lived in White House. The tradition started with Gilbert Stuart’s portrait of George Washington, which was made of oil paints is followed till now.
Bill Clinton, an early president of the US, was the first person to get his portrait painted by an African American, Simmie Knox!
But, as “Change is always a constant” there has been a change in this tradition too. The latest president of US, Barack Obama’s portrait is not painted with oil paints, but is taken from a digital camera!
The camera that was used to take the photo of Barack Obama was a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. But, even the painted version of Barack Obama’s portrait would be available at the end of his tenure as a president. You can also find the pictures of all the portraits here.
Wow, that’s really amazing! Did you know that?
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