Portrait of President Ronald Reagan
40th President of the United States of America
The original oil painting is one in a series depicting the lives of the United States presidents. The illustrative style positions the presidential seal as the central design element. This portrait includes images of the Statue of Freedom, the American Bald Eagle, Air Force I, and details relative to the life and times of Ronald Reagan prior to becoming president. Ronald Reagan was an accomplished horseman, actor and consequently considered a prominent movie star with his star embedded into the "walk of fame" sidewalk on Hollywood Boulevard. The central portrait shows him at an age prior to becoming president. His time in office is captured by his smiling face saluting above the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier. George Washington and Mount Rushmore are hidden among the clouds.