Official White House Portrait
Michelle Obama by Sharon Sprung
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Coverage of the live event when Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama returned to the White House for the unveiling of their official White House portraits.
The White House Historical Association
Association President Stewart McLaurin spoke to the artists Robert McCurdy and Sharon Sprung about the challenges of this unique historical assignment, their approach to creating the portraits, and what it feels like to know your work will hang in one of the greatest galleries in the world, the White House.
Art Students League
Sharon Sprung on the process of creating the Official White House Portrait of Michelle Obama.
Learn more about the official White House portraits of President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama, painted by artists Robert McCurdy and Sharon Sprung.
Go behind the scenes on President Obama and Michelle Obama's return to the White House for their portrait unveilings.
Brooklyn artist Sharon Sprung on painting Michelle Obama's portrait. The artist behind the recently unveiled portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama is from Brooklyn, a source of pride for her students and her community. CBS2's Hannah Kliger spoke to Sharon Sprung, the painter behind the brush.
White House Historical Association
Discussion on presidential portraiture hosted by David Rubenstein with special guests Robert McCurdy and Sharon Sprung who painted the portraits of President and Mrs. Obama, respectively.
Meet the artists who painted the Obama White House portraits. Robert McCurdy’s and Sharon Sprung’s portrayals of Barack and Michelle Obama reflect strong artistic visions developed over long careers