Official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama unveiled at White House

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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden on Wednesday unveiled the official portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama

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The Obamas joined the Bidens in the East Room for the reveal of the portraits, which were acquired and commissioned by the White House Historical Association.

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Barack Obama’s portrait was painted by Robert McCurdy, and Michelle Obama’s portrait was painted by Sharon Sprung.

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Both were painted from photographs taken by the respective artists.

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Barack Obama’s portrait features the former president standing at the center of the canvas wearing a black suit with a gray tie.

Michelle Obama’s portrait features the former first lady seated on a sofa in the Red Room of the White House, wearing a formal blue dress.

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Biden opened his speech at Wednesday’s ceremony with praise for the Obamas and their legacy,

calling Barack Obama “one of the most consequential presidents in our history” and Michelle Obama “one of the most consequential first ladies.”