Trump portrait joins C-SPAN presidents collection

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A new oil portrait of President-elect Donald Trump was unveiled Wednesday and will join the C-SPAN presidents collection.

The picture is the first portrait created of Trump since he was elected. It will be added to the 44 other presidential portraits as part of C-SPAN’s “American Presidents: Life Portraits” exhibit.

The exhibit has been touring the country since 1999.

The portrait was produced by Chas Fagan, a North Carolina painter and sculptor.

{mosads}Fagan said one of the more challenging parts of creating the portrait of the president-elect was his eyes.

“In most photos, his eyes are in shadow and difficult to see, in part due to his distinctive brow line,” Fagan told C-SPAN.

“But eyes are such a recognizable feature, and necessary to give a portrait warmth and personality, so I worked to give them a bit more prominence. I think the result is that we have a softer look into his face than we often get from public media photography.”

The exhibit, with the Trump portrait, will go to the William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in Canton, Ohio, in February.

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