The National Portrait Gallery is an art gallery showcasing portraits of individuals who have influenced the history and culture of the United States. Founded in 1962, the gallery collects and displays portraiture in a wide variety of media, including paintings, prints, engravings, drawings, daguerreotypes and more. It is part of the Smithsonian Institute.
The “America’s Presidents” exhibit displays the complete collection of Presidents and a few First Ladies. Included are the famous Lansdowne Portrait of George Washington and the Norman Rockwell portrait of Richard Nixon.
Many of the portraits have been digitized and are available for viewing online. Check here for details.