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The Greatest Works Art About George Washington

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List of famous George Washington art, listed alphabetically with pictures of the artwork when available. This list includes examples of historic George Washington paintings, sculptures and any other forms of art. These are all popular George Washington works by famous or notable artists, so you'll most likely recognize the majority of artists on this list. Though the years George Washington has been a reoccurring subject in the world of art, drawing inspiration from renowned artists all around the world If any amazing George Washington art pieces are missing, feel free to add them below.

Items here include everything from Mount Rushmore National Memorial to Washington Crossing the Delaware.

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    The Lansdowne portrait is an iconic oil-on-canvas portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States. The portrait was commissioned in April 1796 by Senator William Bingham of Pennsylvania—one of the wealthiest men in the U.S. at the time—and his wife, Anne. The portrait measures 8 by 5 feet and was given as a gift of appreciation to British Prime Minister, born William Petty FitzMaurice; the second Earl of Shelburne and subsequently the first Marquess of Lansdowne. Petty-FitzMaurice was an American sympathizer who supported independence of the colonies in Parliament. He succeeded in securing peace with America during his term as Prime Minister of Great Britain. The...  more
    • Artist: Gilbert Stuart
    • Subject: George Washington
    • Genres (Art): Portrait
    • Art Form: Painting
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    The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore near Keystone, South Dakota, in the United States. Sculpted by Danish-American Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln Borglum, Mount Rushmore features 60-foot sculptures of the heads of four United States presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. The entire memorial covers 1,278.45 acres and is 5,725 feet above sea level. South Dakota historian Doane Robinson is credited with conceiving the idea of carving the likenesses of famous people into the Black Hills region of South Dakota in order to promote tourism in the region. Robinson's initial idea...  more
    • Artist: Gutzon Borglum, Lincoln Borglum
    • Subject: Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington
    • Art Form: Sculpture
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  • The Princeton Battle Monument is located in Princeton, New Jersey, adjacent to Morven and Princeton's borough hall. The Monument commemorates the January 3, 1777 Battle of Princeton, and depicts General George Washington leading his troops to victory and the death of General Hugh Mercer. Commissioned in 1908, the Monument was designed by the prominent Beaux Arts sculptor Frederick MacMonnies with the assistance of architect Thomas Hastings. President Warren G. Harding was present for the 1922 dedication of the Monument. Nighttime illumination of the Monument was part of the original plan for its construction, but it was only in 2007, 85 years after the completion of the Monument, that the...  more
    • Artist: Frederick William MacMonnies
    • Subject: Battle of Princeton, Hugh Mercer, American Revolutionary War, George Washington
    • Genres (Art): Monument
    • Art Form: Sculpture
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    Washington Crossing the Delaware is an 1851 oil-on-canvas painting by the German American artist Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze. It commemorates General George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River on the night of December 25–26, 1776, during the American Revolutionary War. That action was the first move in a surprise attack against the Hessian forces at Trenton, New Jersey in the Battle of Trenton. The original was part of the collection at the Kunsthalle in Bremen, Germany and was destroyed in a British air raid in 1942, during World War II. Leutze painted two more versions, one of which is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The other was in the West Wing reception...  more
    • Artist: Emanuel Leutze
    • Subject: George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River, American Revolutionary War, Battle of Trenton, George Washington
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
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