Art: Smile for the Paint Brush
Famous portrait artist John Howard Sanden's list of sitters ranges from African royalty to US Presidents
John Howard Sanden is one of the most sought-after portrait artists in the world.
His list of sitters includes 95 top business leaders, 48 university presidents, 40 of the nation’s most generous philanthropists, five US cabinet secretaries, three senators, five African kings, and one US President and first lady (George and Laura Bush).
Twice the Ridgefielder has traveled to Nigeria to paint state portraits of African hereditary kings—his Majesty the Alaafin of Oyo is shown here.
The Portrait Institute and Portraits Inc. are presenting an exhibition of his works from 1967 to today, at the Salmagundi Club in New York, from January 16 through February 3, 2016.