Buck McKeon served as Chairman of the Education and the Workforce Committee during the 109th Congress. His portrait was painted by Dean Paules, who also executed the painting of a previous Chairman, Bill Goodling. In this work, an elephant figurine that alludes to his membership in the Republican party is close at hand, with a reproduction of Arnold Friberg’s 1975 painting The Prayer at Valley Forge is visible in the background.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Howard P. (Buck) McKeon,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2010/2010-040-000/ (November 26, 2022)
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