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Portrait of President John F. Kennedy

Portrait of President John F. Kennedy

Artist: Elaine de Kooning (American, 1918-1989)

Place Made: Florida, Palm Beach

Date Made: December 1962

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 61 x 49 inches

Portrait of President Kennedy sitting in a rocking chair holding a book in his lap.  Rendered in shades of green, yellow and gray.  The President sat informally for the artist in Palm Beach, December 1962, during intervals of work and relaxation.  The painting was commissioned on behalf of the Truman Library to reflect the freedom of the "New Frontier."

Estate of Elaine de Kooning