I want to remind everyone in the Atlanta area that tomorrow night at 7 p.m., White House historian, William Seale, will speak at the Cathedral Antique Show. Seale is a prolific author and editor of White House History, the journal of The White House Historical Association. Tickets cost $50; to check availability please click here.
One of the few books Seale has not written is Art in the White House: A Nation's Pride. His colleague William Kloss is the author of this title about the permanent collection -- something very distinct from the borrowed works we mentioned yesterday. The White House fine arts collection is comprised of nearly 500 paintings, drawings and sculpture. Just a few of the artists represented include: modernist Jacob Lawrence (his painting, The Builders, shown above, was recently acquired), Georgia O'Keeffe, Gilbert Stuart, George Bellows, Frederick Childe Hassam, Charles Bird King, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.
Above is one of Charles Bird King's iconic portraits, circa 1822, Petalesharro.