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.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “John Richard Kasich,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2002/2002-008-001/ (November 28, 2021)
Office of the Historian
Office of Art and Archives
Attic, Thomas Jefferson Building
Washington, D.C. 20515