Ya just gotta love this story.
In the vein of “now it can be told” stories, one Nelson Shanks, a Pennsylvania artist, reveals to the Philadelphia Daily News that in painting a very presidential portrait of Bill Clinton to hang in the National Portrait Gallery, Shanks painted in… the shadow of Monica Lewinsky’s blue dress. Reported the Daily News in the question and answer style interview with reporter Stephanie Farr.
Renowned Bucks County portrait artist Nelson Shanks has painted everyone from Princess Diana to President Bill Clinton and from Pope John Paul II to Marisa Tomei….
Q: Was there anybody who made you nervous painting them?
No. There are plenty of them I've made nervous. Especially Clinton. Oh, he was petrified.
Q: Who did you find was the hardest to capture?