I never knew the presidentsDonald trump impeach this stars art shirt . of the USA get a portrait to be displayed for the public in Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, after the end of their terms. It was the Obamas’ turn yesterday, an event widely covered by the press. The couple was very popular with the public during their White House stay. That’s especially because of their charitable characters, social involvement and natural chemistry. I won’t get political about it, because this is news about the art world.Well, thanks to their on-going popularity, people had a lot to say about these Obama portraits. Each of them hand-picked their respective artist. Barack Obama chose Kehinde Wiley, a Yale University graduate. He is famous for his Old Master painting style, filled with pops of color. The background is a luxurious wall of flowers, each with a significance. Michelle Obama chose Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald, who focuses more on social justice themes, more than perfectly replicating the person. The African-American artist paints black skin in grey tones, which raised some eyebrows.