48 x 36 in. (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
Framed: 54 5/8 x 42 5/8 in. (138.7 x 108.3 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
British artist Paul Benney’s portrait of Chairman Bart Gordon was unveiled for the Committee on Science and Technology in 2010. Benney’s portrait eschews descriptive details and presents the figure in a painterly, dramatically lit fashion. The casually posed Gordon emerges from a dark background, but dissolves into the canvas in the bottom quarter of the painting.