The Obamas Select Art for the White House

The Obamas' Art Selections for the White House
National Gallery of Art / Smithsonian Institution / AP

Catlin and Indian Attacking Buffalo, George Catlin, 1861-69
Catlin was a Philadelphia painter who became the first artist to travel West for the purpose of recording the lives of Native Americans. After many journeys he amassed a collection of hundreds of paintings and thousands of drawings, which he exhibited in cities in the U.S. and Europe.

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