38 1/2 x 28 1/4 in. (97.8 x 71.8 cm)
Framed: 43 1/2 x 33 3/4 in. (110.5 x 85.7 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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.