45 1/2 x 32 in. (115.6 x 81.3 cm)
Framed: 54 1/4 x 41 3/4 x 2 in. (137.8 x 106 x 5.1 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
Printmaker, muralist, and portrait artist Charles Wilson completed Speaker Carl Albert’s portrait in 1973. It was exhibited for the first time on May 10, 1974, at the National Portrait Gallery. Like Albert, Wilson was an Oklahoman. He painted a second portrait of Albert for the Oklahoma State Capitol, as well as a series of portraits in its rotunda depicting Will Rogers, Sequoyah, and Senator Robert Kerr.