The portrait of Education and Labor Committee Chairman Carl Perkins was painted a decade after his death. Perkins stands in his office, before a bookcase, an American flag, and the Kentucky state flag. Posthumous portraits are not uncommon in the House’s art collection, especially when a committee Chairman died in office, as in this case.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Carl Dewey Perkins,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2002/2002-020-001/ (April 12, 2021)
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