Chairman Vernon Ehlers continued the Committee on House Administration’s practice of using portrait settings that were not clearly committee spaces. Here, artist Ron Sherr has placed the subject in a room with a fireplace and paneled walls. Ehlers sits in the foreground in a leather chair, the red upholstery of which reinforces the rosy hues found throughout the painting.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Vernon James Ehlers,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2010/2010-001-000/ (November 25, 2020)
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