48 x 36 in. (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
Framed: 55 3/4 x 44 in. (141.6 x 111.8 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
Budget Committee Chairman John Kasich is shown in a rare moment of quiet in this portrait by Paul Benney. Kasich was well-known as a whirlwind of activity during his tenure on the Budget Committee. His relaxed pose, clasped hands, and gaze directed out the frame may indicate contemplation, but this is not a placid painting. The free handling of the paint and flowing curves of the chair frame provide a sense of action in repose.