Artwork Depicting Washington & Lincoln

February 18th, 2006 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

President’s Day is a time for celebrating the lives of two U.S. presidents — Abraham Lincoln (Born February 12), and George Washington (Born February 22). In honor of the holiday, I thought it might be interesting to see some artwork depicting these two presidents…

Recommended Websites:

George Washington: Man, Myth, Monument

The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers an exhibit all about George Washington and you can see images from the exhibition at the website. Click on the images to see enlarged versions.

Interactive Portrait of George Washington

Don’t miss this! George Washington stands before you in a full-length portrait by Gilbert Stuart, done in 1796. Explore the portrait in detail, from three very different vantage points: the symbolic, the biographic, and the artistic. Use the filters to highlight elements in the portrait and get a distinct interpretation including the techniques the artist used to render it.

Abraham Lincoln Online

This website provides links to art, photos, prints, stamps, and sculpture depicting Abraham Lincoln. Explore the rest of the site for biographical information about the 16th U.S. President too.


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