Artist John Thamm brings U.S. Presidents to life in a series of 45 portraits on display for a limited time through November 16 at 10 Spokane County Libraries.
Travel around our libraries to view vibrantly colorful oil portraits by John Thamm of all 45 Presidents of the United States, from George Washington and John Adams to Barack Obama and Donald Trump. John Thamm is an accomplished portrait and landscape painter who grew up in Spokane Valley, received his MFA from the University of Idaho, and studied portraiture at the Arts Students League in New York City. He was a courtroom sketch artist in the '90s and covered notable trials, including Ruby Ridge, Waco, and the Aryan Nations. His first book, VETS: Fifty Portraits of Veterans and Their Stories, was the result of an art project where he was given permission to set up an easel in the lobby of the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane to paint veterans’ portraits and record their stories as they waited for appointments.
AIRWAY HEIGHTS, ARGONNE, CHENEY, DEER PARK, FAIRFIELD, MEDICAL LAKE, MORAN PRAIRIE, OTIS ORCHARDS, SPOKANE VALLEY, THE BOOKEND
Oct 16–Nov 16, during open hours