Perdue's portrait unveiled at Georgia Capitol

 

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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