The White House

 
In 2009, Pakan’s picturesque rendering of the Chicago skyline was selected to hang in the White House. By the end of the Obama administration, a total of three paintings were on display in the West Wing. This was a profound achievement for Pakan, as a former refugee who came to the United States with little more than a creative soul and a fundamental will to survive against all odds.
In August of the same year, Pakan Penn had the distinct honor of presenting his painting, “Chicago Skyline” to President Obama at the White House.
 

CHICAGO SKYLINE

Oil on canvas
24” X 36”
2007

On loan to the office of Pete Rouse, Chief of Staff and Senior Counselor to The President of The United States, Barack Obama 2009 - 2017

Listen to the painting description in the words of the artist.


 
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THINKER OBAMA

Oil on canvas
18” X 24
2009

On loan to the office of Pete Rouse, Chief of Staff and Senior Counselor to The President of The United States, Barack Obama 2009 - 2017

Listen to the painting description in the words of the artist.


 
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SUNSET ON THE RICE FIELD

Oil on canvas
18” X 24
2007

On loan to the office of Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to The President of The United States and Director of the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs 2009 - 2017

Listen to the painting description in the words of the artist.


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