Jackie Kennedy White House Painting
Jackie Kennedy's bedroom was decorated en suite, with a single floral fabric used for the walls, curtains, and upholstery, and it was accented with black Victorian papier-mâché furniture and a
Kristin Nelson's work expresses a simplicity and innocence, which touches the deepest of our emotions. As an American primitive painter, Kristin has been collected and exhibited since the age of seventeen when, inspired by the death of President John F. Kennedy, she was moved to express her feelings in the painting "When the Kennedy's Were in the White House."
She created a committee of advisors led by Americana expert Henry Dupont, with sub-committees led by experts on painting, furniture and books. By March 1961, Jacqueline Kennedy was scouring government warehouses in search of displaced White House furnishings, and soliciting the nation to donate important historical and artistic items.
John F. Kennedy and Jackie Bouvier married on September 12, 1953 in Rhode Island. They rented their first home together at 3321 Dent Place, in Georgetown, Washington. The newlyweds lived on Dent
The official White House portrait of the late President John F. Kennedy is unveiled. It shows him with his arms folded across his chest and his head bowed so that his eyes are obscured from view.
WASHINGTON — New York artist Aaron Shikler, whose painting of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis hangs in the White House, has been commissioned to paint the portraits of President and Mrs. Reagan.