Yesterday marked the birthdate of President Grant exactly 190 years ago and I was happy to draw him.
This is actually the second portrait of Ulysses S. Grant that I have ever made. The first I completed as a sophomore in High School, painting him with acrylics on a rather large canvas and giving it to Mr. Graham, the American History teacher. Due to this, Mr. Graham gave me an exemption from the final exam - and an automatic A.
Sometimes it pays to have artistic skills.