British artist Paul Benney’s portrait of Chairman Bart Gordon was unveiled for the Committee on Science and Technology in 2010. Benney’s portrait eschews descriptive details and presents the figure in a painterly, dramatically lit fashion. The casually posed Gordon emerges from a dark background, but dissolves into the canvas in the bottom quarter of the painting.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Barton Jennings Gordon,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2010/2010-041-000/ (October 26, 2021)
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