Roosevelt, Franklin Delano White House Portrait by Frank O. Salisbury

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A Museum Quality Print of the Official White House Portrait of Franklin Delano Roosevelt by Frank O. Salisbury for sale by Brandywine General Store. The artist finished this oil on canvas in 1935. This official White House Portrait of FDR is now in the White House Collection. Salisbury's large oil portrait, which depicts the President seated at his desk in the Oval Office, was commissioned from the English portraitist by the New York Geneological and Biographical Society. It proved such a successful portrait that Salisbury painted a number of copies for various institutions. President Roosevelt "thought it the best portrait of himself, and presented inscribed copies of the print to family and friends"

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was our Nation's 32nd President who served from 1933 through 1945. He was our leader through the most trying times since Abraham Lincoln led us through the Civil War. He took office during the Great Depression with its high unemployment and bank closings and served through almost until the end of World War II. He implemented numerous work programs during the Depression to give the unemployed jobs and a little income to buy food and basic supplies. We entered World War II in 1941 when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. He was elected to an unprecedented 4 terms as President of the United States, a feat which will never be accomplished again, unless the Constitution is changed. He suffered from polio when he was younger and was unable to walk through most of his life. His health started declining and he died in 1945 before the War had ended. Harry S. Truman, his vice president, led the United States through the end of this great World War.

At Fine Art Prints of Distinction we painstakingly repair the original files of these old paintings and print them using premium quality inks and paper. The end result is a beautiful, archival reproduction print that will last in your home for generations and at a low cost so anyone can now have great artworks in their home or business. Brandywine General Store is proud to offer for sale a premium fine art print made from the Official White House Portrait of Franklin Delano Roosevelt by Frank O. Salisbury.

Inventory #70 - Portraits of Famous People

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