Creating the Trump Painting 'Unafraid & Unashamed' 2015

The first Presidential portrait of Donald Trump was painted before Trump was even the Republican nominee.  Taking nearly 600 hours to create, artist Julian Raven embarked on an inspired artistic journey that would produce the first and only recognized election campaign portrait of then candidate Trump depicted as the 45th President of the United States.

This portrait/painting is layered with symbolism.  The trump portrait is composed of symbolic and iconic aspects of Trump's historic campaign.

The Story of Inspiration

america - A Vision of Hope from august 2015

interesting - 'Unafraid And Unashamed' by ronald reagan

Politicon: June 2016 in Pasadena California

The Trump Painting 'Unafraid And Unashamed' at Politicon 2016 was the center of attention and conversation starter as the only pro-Trump painting surrounded by anti-Trump art.

LA Weekly Photos From Politicon 2016 in Pasadena California

Slide show of images including the first presidential Trump portrait from Politicon 2016 in Pasadena, California. 

Art And Protests at the RNC Cleveland 2016

The Republican National Convention 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.  Some dramatic and iconic photos of this unprecedented and historic convention where Donald J. Trump became the Republican nominee for President of the United States of America.

'The Trump Family I know' by Lynne Patton on stage at RNC

The Trump Painting 'Unafraid and Unashamed' printed on the side of the 20' campaign truck was featured on this viral video by Lynne Patton at 1:51 as Lynne Patton acknowledge the painting and the grassroots campaign.

The video was also part of the RNC as the image of the Trump painting was on screen at the convention sealing the image in history as part of the historic presidential campaign.  

"If This Art Could Vote" Huffington Post Political Art Show

Virtually all of the art produced during 2015/16 presidential election was anti-Trump.  

The Huffington Post included one pro-Trump image in amongst seemingly endless anti-Trump images...The Trump Painting 'Unafraid And Unashamed'. (See it at 1:11)