44 x 32 in. (111.8 x 81.3 cm)
Framed: 51 3/4 x 39 1/2 in. (131.4 x 100.3 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
When Nick Rahall’s portrait was painted to mark his tenure as Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee, it followed a tradition of including elements related to the committee’s jurisdiction. The West Virginian stands in shirtsleeves atop a mountain ridge in his home state, a misty river view behind him. Rahall had an enduring interest in wild and scenic rivers in West Virginia, introducing legislation related to the New, Gauley, and Bluestone rivers.