Happy Birthday, Mr. Presidents: 10 Presidential Art Picks Courtney Hayes February 16, 2015 ART President’s Day might be placed strategically between Lincoln and Washington’s birthdays but it’s a day to celebrate both the past and present US Presidents. Check out these pieces honoring some of the country’s most beloved Commanders-in-Chief. 1.George Washington George Washington by Rembrandt Peale 1850 by Adam Asar via Imagekind The nation’s first President never looked more regal than he does in watercolor. 2. Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson-3 by Otis Porritt via Imagekind Andrew Jackson was known for being tough and this painting shows it with one stern expression. 3. Abraham Lincoln Vintage WPA propaganda poster featuring President Abraham Lincoln via Great BIG Canvas Though he died half a century before the Works Progress Administration was founded, Abraham Lincoln’s face was used in posters like this to promote the agency that helped millions of people find jobs. 4. Theodore Teddy Roosevelt Theodore Teddy Roosevelt via Great BIG Canvas Teddy Roosevelt had a long career in the White House, first serving as vice president before leading the nation for 8 years. Known as much for his boldness as his political career, he also enjoyed time as a cattle rancher. 5. William Howard Taft William Howard Taft, Candidate for U.S. President by Print Collection via Great BIG Canvas Born in Ohio, Taft is the only person to have served the US as Chief Justice and President. 6. Franklin D. Roosevelt War Planes, Victory, Franklin D. Roosevelt,Vintage Poster by Jean Carlu via Great BIG Canvas Franklin D. Roosevelt or FDR, as he was more commonly called, was a proud father of six who dedicated much of his time in office to strengthening the American military. 7. Vintage election poster for Dwight Eisenhower Vintage election poster for Dwight Eisenhower via Great BIG Canvas Eisenhower’s election was a special one in that he did no personal campaigning. Supporters started the “We Like Ike” campaign, which earned him a spot as President in 1952 when he won the election by a landslide. 8. John F. Kennedy 4U by Peter Artboook John F Kennedy 4U by Peter Artboook via Imagekind Though he served just three years as President before his death, JFK and his family made a longlasting impression on America that continues today. At the same time, Andy Warhol was developing his iconic Pop Art that continues to be in style, as shown by this modern rendition of a popular JFK portrait done in Warhol-esque form. 9. Ronald Reagan, spokesperson for GE Theater by WorldWide Archive Ronald Reagan, spokesperson for GE Theater by WorldWide Archive via Imagekind From Hollywood to the White House, actor-turned-President Ronald Reagan knew how to work crowds and the camera, which helped him both onscreen as a dramatic actor and as a President. 10. Barack Obama (2008) Barack Obama (2008) via Imagekind Perhaps one of the most iconic designs of the 21st century, Obama’s campaign posters brought together vintage design and modern creativity.