Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Mrs Kennedy Paints

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy painting at home with Caroline Kennedy. LIFE magazine.

Aside from being a noted fashion icon, Jackie Kennedy was a passionate devotee of the arts. She received a Bachelor of Arts from George Washington University in 1951 and studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. 

One of her most notable contributions was the restoration of the White House which transformed the neglected building into a palace of American culture. Within a month of residency, she founded the White House Historical Association and the Fine Arts Committee which oversaw the acquisition of important works such as a portrait of Benjamin Franklin painting in 1767 by David Martin. 

Occasionally, she painted herself.

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