60 1/8 × 40 1/8 in. (152.7 × 101.9 cm)
Framed: 67 1/4 x 49 1/4 in. (170.8 x 125.1 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
Buck McKeon served as Chairman of the Education and the Workforce Committee during the 109th Congress. His portrait was painted by Dean Paules, who also executed the painting of a previous Chairman, Bill Goodling. In this work, an elephant figurine that alludes to his membership in the Republican party is close at hand, with a reproduction of Arnold Friberg’s 1975 painting The Prayer at Valley Forge is visible in the background.