Small Business Committee Chairman Don Manzullo’s portrait reflects the committee’s custom of half-length portrayals against a simple background. Artist Vincent Chiaramonte used the rounded back of a chair to anchor the subject and at the same time provide a sense of depth and flow to the painting. Chiaramonte studied at Chicago’s American Academy of Art, and his earlier training in mortuary science gave him a grounding in anatomy evident in his handling of head and hands.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Donald A. Manzullo,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2010/2010-042-000/ (January 24, 2021)
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