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Congratulations To CAU Alumna Amy Sherald On Michelle Obama Portrait, Unveiling

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Artist Amy Sherald, left, with one of her paintings, right, “The Make Believer (Monet’s Garden)” (2016), oil on canvas, 54 x 43 inches. (Private Collection, Chicago). (all images courtesy the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago)";s:3:

Congratulations to Clark Atlanta University Alumna Amy Sherald, whose portrait of Michelle Obama was unveiled along with Barack Obama's portrait at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC on February 12, 2018.  Sherald and fellow artist Kehinde Wiley (who painted Barack Obama's portrait), are the first Black artists to receive presidential portrait commissions from the museum.  For more information about the Obama portrait and the ceremony, click here.