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Meet The Colorado Artist Who Paints The Presidents

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A portrait of President Donald Trump unveiled inside the Colorado State Capitol on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019.

A portrait of President Donald Trump has joined those of past presidents in the Colorado Capitol rotunda. Pranksters highlighted the absence of a Trump portrait last summer when they hung a portrait of Vladimir Putin in the vacant space. Colorado Senate President Kevin Grantham then started a crowdfunding campaign and raised $11,000 to pay for a portrait of Trump. Sarah Boardman, an artist from Colorado Springs, won the commission. She also painted Colorado's portrait of former President Barack Obama.