Title: Oil Portrait of John F. Kennedy
Description: President John F. Kennedy brought a strong sense of history and culture to the White House. Under his direction, Congress designated all White House interiors worthy of preservation and interpretation and placed the National Park Service in charge of the house’s maintenance. Before he was assassinated on November 22, 1963, President Kennedy expanded the presidential and first lady portrait collection and worked to connect the White House past with its present through its historic décor.
Creator: Aaron Shikler
Credit: White House Historical Association (White House Collection)