First Ladies' Portraits that Adorn the Vermeil Room

First Ladies' Portraits that Adorn the Vermeil Room

Painting of Eleanor Roosevelt, by Douglas Chandor, 1949

Douglas Chandor caught the vivaciousness and changing moods in this multiple-image portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt, painted in his studio in New York City in 1949. Inscribed by her in the upper right corner: "A trial made pleasant by the painter. Eleanor Roosevelt"

Claudia (Lady Bird) Johnson by Elizabeth Shoumatoff. Mrs. Johnson chose the Jefferson Memorial, one of her favorite views, as the background for the picture, which was painted in the White House.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis by Aaron Shikler in 1970; her New York apartment provided its background.

Aaron Shikler also painted Nancy Reagan's portrait, which graces the east wall of the room.

Patricia Ryan Nixon by Henriette Wyeth hangs on the north wall, as does Lou Henry Hoover's portrait, by Richard Brown.

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