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; not public domain