Boehner reveals portrait done by George W. Bush
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Former Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerIs Congress retrievable? Boehner reveals portrait done by George W. Bush Meadows to be replaced by Biggs as Freedom Caucus leader MORE revealed this week that former President George W. Bush gave him a portrait that he had painted of the Ohio Republican.

BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerIs Congress retrievable? Boehner reveals portrait done by George W. Bush Meadows to be replaced by Biggs as Freedom Caucus leader MORE unveiled the painting in an interview with Barstool Sports, and podcast host Uncle Chaps tweeted out an image of the portrait Friday.

Chaps later clarified that the painting will not be the official portrait to be hung in the Speaker’s Lobby on Capitol Hill.

Kate Mannion, also of Barstool Sports, tweeted that the painting originally depicted Boehner with white hair, but that Bush updated the portrait with salt-and-pepper hair after Boehner texted him.

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Bush took up painting as a hobby after leaving the White House. He has displayed portraits of world leaders and released a book titled “Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors” as a tribute to troops who served in the military after 9/11. 

A "Portraits of Courage" exhibit is set to go up at the Kennedy Center next month.

Bush and Boehner are known to have remained close after leaving office.