Perdue's portrait unveiled at Georgia Capitol

Photo: Courtesy of the Governor's Office
Gov. and Mrs. Perdue with portrait artist Rossin, whose full name is Rossen Raytchev Raykov.
Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 4:50 PM
Last updated 5:25 PM
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ATLANTA — Gov. Sonny Perdue has unveiled his official portrait to hang in the halls of the Gold Dome.

The painting debuted Monday in a ceremony at the Capitol in downtown Atlanta. The painting includes his wife, Mary Perdue, making it the first gubernatorial portrait to feature a First Lady.

The portrait was done by artist Rossin, whose full name is Rossen Raytchev Raykov. The Bulgarian artist is known for his photograph-like oil paintings of famous individuals, including Abraham Lincoln and Jackie Kennedy.

He also did the painting of civil rights icon Andrew Young, a former U.S. ambassador and former Atlanta mayor, that hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

The Capitol holds portraits of 46 governors — all who have served since the building opened.

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double_standard 12/06/10 - 08:49 pm
If his wife wasn't included

If his wife wasn't included in the picture I would suggest they put it in bathroom where it belongs.

onlysane1left 12/07/10 - 07:21 am
Amazing! Am I the only one

Amazing! Am I the only one who is wondering why state funds are wasted on foolishness like this?

nerthus 12/07/10 - 08:46 am
Dont they have a sub basement

Dont they have a sub basement someplace at the state house that the picture could be hung to scare away the rats

Taylor B
Taylor B 12/07/10 - 08:59 am
They should hang it in the

They should hang it in the worst performing school in Georgia.

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