Tyler grad’s Clinton portrait unveiled

Carol Markel wrote me to say that Simmie Knox, whose official portrait of President Bill Clinton was unveiled earlier today at the White House, was a Tyler School of Art graduate.

Knox, the first African American chosen to paint a White House presidential portrait, is a Tyler BFA as well as an MFA.

Knox was a student of Markel’s husband, Richard Cramer, the retired Tyler painting prof (and Wisconsin boy).

Read about the White House ceremony here and about Knox here.


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