Lady Bird Johnson (1978) by Aaron Shikler

Lady Bird Johnson - Aaron Shikler - 1978

Artwork Information

TitleLady Bird Johnson
ArtistAaron Shikler
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions128 cm x 97 cm
Art MovementNew Realism
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About Lady Bird Johnson

Aaron Shikler was an American artist known for his portraits of important people. One of his notable works is the portrait he painted of Lady Bird Johnson in 1978. The painting depicts Lady Bird standing in a field of wildflowers at the LBJ Ranch. Shikler’s use of vibrant colors and attention to detail captures the essence of Lady Bird’s love for nature.

Apart from Lady Bird Johnson, Aaron Shikler also painted the official portraits of other First Ladies including Jacqueline Kennedy and Nancy Reagan. Shikler was born in Brooklyn, New York, and studied at the Hans Hoffman School where he honed his craft as a portrait painter.

The Lady Bird Johnson portrait is a remarkable piece that showcases both her elegance and her passion for the environment. It serves as a testament to Aaron Shikler’s talent as an artist who could capture not just physical likeness but also emotional depth through his paintings. As one examines this masterpiece closely, it becomes apparent that every brushstroke was purposeful- from the intricate details present in each flower to the intricately woven textures throughout her outfit – all contributing to create something truly extraordinary.

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