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.
Lynne Patton's video 'The Trump Family I Know' on screen at RNC 2016
Yosi Sergant, inspiration and patron behind the Obama 'Hope' poster, Former White House liaison for the arts and NEA Communications Director.
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.
Slide show of images including the first presidential Trump portrait from Politicon 2016 in Pasadena, California.
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 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.
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)
At the end of the 2016 campaign, right before the election Raven was honored to speak at the Chemung County Republican Dinner. New York Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Long was scheduled to speak but could not make it and so Raven was invited to replace her.
The crowd of local dignitaries, candidates and elected officials responded to the speech with a standing ovation.