This portrait of Bill Gray, the first African-American Congressman to chair the powerful and partisan House Budget Committee, presents him against a neutral background, hand resting on a chair. The artist highlighted the subject’s face and hand, and added a dash of color in the boldly striped tie. Gray’s reputation as calm, cool, and collected is reflected in his steady gaze and solid, almost columnar stance.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “William Herbert Gray, III,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2002/2002-008-003/ (January 23, 2021)
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