Whether you like or dislike the Trump portrait/painting 'Unafraid And Unashamed', whether they you think it is good or bad, is not the primary criteria for the National Portrait Gallery.

Firstly remember this is 7x15 feet long(105 sq. ft.) and small digitally compressed reproductions of only a few square inches do not do justice to the work at all, they actually distort the image because it is a painting made with brushes not a digitally posterized photograph. An honest assessment and critique must come from seeing and experiencing the original in person.

The National Portrait Gallery was intended to be a historical pictorial archive of the story of Americans, in this case Donald J. Trump who have impacted history. And in this case this image tells the story of the historic election.  There will be many portraits painted of President Trump, but there is only one portrait that has told the story of the election and also predicted his presidency. Please read the criteria below and pay special attention to the last clause.

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Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Criteria For Accepting Portraits:

1. “Acquisition and exhibition of portraits and statuary of those who have made significant contributions to the history, development, and culture of the United States.”
2. “Works must be the best likeness possible; original portraits from life, if possible.”
3. “All exhibitions of permanent collection portraits should be of Presidents and First Ladies, and subjects who have been dead for at least ten years.”
4. “Even today, in every instance, the historical significance of the subject is judged before the artistic merit of the portrait, or the prominence of the artist.”Type your paragraph here.

The Trump Painting By Artist Julian Raven from New York.  The Trump Painting was on display at the 2016 RNC in Cleveland New York. The Trump Portrait was seen at the New York Delegation's hotel in the center of Cleveland.  The Trump painting was also part of a 5 second video show at the RNC convention.  The video by Trump Executive Lynne Patton featured the image of the Trump Painting on the side of the Trump Truck.

The Trump Painting and The Trump Presidential Portrait webpage.  The Trump Painting has been on a prophetic journey since its creation back in the summer of 2015. Trump Painting, Trump Portrait and Trump Presidential Painting.  Historic painting by artist Julian Raven, the Trump Painting has been seen across the country.  The Trump Painting portrays Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America.  You may ask where is The Trump Painting located?  The Trump Portrait is presently on show at the artist's studio in Elmira, New York. A copy of The Trump Painting hangs proudly in the new Trump Campaign headquarters located in Trump Tower in New York City. 


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