Amy Sherald

Black woman with blonde hair in white glasses and grey blouse and skirt in front of dark blue curtain and behind people with black and grey hair

Amy Sherald Revisits Creative Journey for New Solo Exhibit

The artist who painted Michelle Obama for the National Portrait Gallery triumphed over illness on her way to success. 

Michelle and Barack Obama smiling on stage

LIVESTREAM: Smithsonian Unveils Barack and Michelle Obama Portraits

Created by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, the images will hang in the National Portrait Gallery.

Painting of Black woman in brown and black patterned dress in front of brown stone and green and blue desert scenery; Painting of Black woman in black and white dress with black purse and hat in front of light blue background

Barack and Michelle Obama Select Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald to Paint National Gallery Portraits

The two visual artists will paint the first Black U.S. president and first lady for the Smithsonian Institute’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.