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Presidential portraits: from Washington to Obama – in pictures

Portraits of former president Barack Obama (by Kehinde Wiley) and former first lady Michelle Obama (by Amy Sherald)
Portraits of former president Barack Obama (by Kehinde Wiley) and former first lady Michelle Obama (by Amy Sherald) Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Barack Hussein Obama, by Kehinde Wiley 2018
Barack Hussein Obama, by Kehinde Wiley 2018 Photograph: AP/National Portrait Gallery
Presidential Portraits: US Presidents
George Walker Bush by John Howard Sanden 2012 Photograph: John Howard Sanden/White House Historical Associati
Presidential Portraits: US Presidents
William Jefferson Clinton by Simmie Knox, 2002 Photograph: Simmie Knox/White House Historical Associati
Presidential Portraits: US Presidents
George Herbert Walker Bush by Herbert E Abrams, 1994 Photograph: Herbert Abrams/White House Historical Associati
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Ronald Wilson Reagan by Evewrett Raymond Kinstler, 1991 Photograph: Everett Raymond Kinstler/White House Historical Associati
Presidential Portraits: US Presidents
Jimmy Carter by Herbert E Abrams, 1982 Photograph: Herbert Abrams/White House Historical Associati
Presidential Portraits: US Presidents
Gerald Rudolph Ford by Everett Raymond Kinstler, 1977 Photograph: The White House Historical Association
Presidential Portraits: US Presidents
Richard Milhous Nixon by Alexander Benjamin Clayton, 1981 Photograph: Alexander Benjamin Clayton/White House Historical Associati
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John Fitzgerald Kennedy by Aaron Shikler, 1970 Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo
Presidential Portraits: US Presidents
Dwight David Eisenhower by Thomas Edgar Stephens, 1960 Photograph: Thomas Edgar Stevens/White House Historical Associati
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Harry S Truman by Martha Greta Kempton, 1947 Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo
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President Franklin Delano Roosevelt by Elizabeth Shoumatoff, 1966 Photograph: Elizabeth Shoumatoff/White House Historical Associati
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Abraham Lincoln by William F Cogswell, 1869 Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo
Presidential Portraits: US Presidents
George Washington by Charles Willson Peale, 1776 Photograph: Fine Art/Corbis via Getty Images
This article titled "Presidential portraits: from Washington to Obama – in pictures" was written by , for theguardian.com on Monday 12 February 2018 11.24pm

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