-George Washington, 1784
Of course he was the first great President, but first and foremost he considered himself a modest farmer. His journey from Virginia planter to General and Commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, then finally to President, is one of the great American stories. It's been a while since I've last tried, but here is my latest attempt at illustrating George. I gave him a cream colored oval frame, inspired by the White House's interior gilding, bundles of tobacco leaves decorate the base.
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