Earlier this year, April to be exact, Clark Atlanta University President Ronald Johnson introduced you to CAU alumna Amy Sherald (B.A., ’97), a highly acclaimed painter whose creative genius, passion and fortitude have now led her to even greater reward. The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery this month announced that she has been selected to paint the official portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama. Pres. Obama, whose portrait will be painted by Kehinde Wiley, an artist of equal acclaim, and the First Lady both shared their input during the selection process.
CAU Art Alumna Selected to Paint First Lady Michelle Obama’s Official Portrait was originally published on atlantadailyworld.com