Foundation presents presidential portrait to Fort Leavenworth



Foundation presents presidential portrait to Fort Leavenworth

The CGSC Foundation presented the latest addition to the “Commander in Chief Gallery” at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College during a short ceremony Aug. 1, 2018.

Kirby Brown, deputy to the commanding general of Fort Leavenworth, right, and Tom Sciacca, portrait artist from Kansas City, unveil the oil painting of President Trump during a ceremony Aug. 1, at the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth. Sciacca’s work was commissioned by the CGSC Foundation and is the latest addition to the “Commander in Chief Gallery,” a collection of oil paintings of all U.S. presidents in the Lewis and Clark Center.

Kirby Brown, deputy to the commanding general of Fort Leavenworth, right, and Tom Sciacca, portrait artist from Kansas City, unveil the oil painting of President Trump during a ceremony Aug. 1, at the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth. Sciacca’s work was commissioned by the CGSC Foundation and is the latest addition to the “Commander in Chief Gallery,” a collection of oil paintings of all U.S. presidents in the Lewis and Clark Center. (photos by Mark H. Wiggins)

Mr. Kirby Brown, deputy to the commanding general of Fort Leavenworth, and Tom Sciacca, the portrait artist from Kansas City, unveiled the portrait of President Donald Trump as Foundation President/CEO Doug Tystad introduced it to the audience.

“This portrait and the Commander in Chief Gallery are reminders that in this country, the military remains under civilian control,” said Brown.

The portrait of President Trump painted by Tom Sciacca, a Kansas City artist, is the latest addition to the “Commander in Chief Gallery,” a collection of oil paintings of all U.S. presidents in the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth. The CGSC Foundation commissioned the painting through the Todd Wiener Gallery in Kansas City.

The portrait of President Trump painted by Tom Sciacca, a Kansas City artist, is the latest addition to the “Commander in Chief Gallery,” a collection of oil paintings of all U.S. presidents in the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth. The CGSC Foundation commissioned the painting through the Todd Wiener Gallery in Kansas City.

The CGSC Foundation commissioned the portrait through the Todd Wiener Gallery of Kansas City. It will be displayed in the gallery along with portraits of every U.S. president/commander in chief. The gallery is located in the Lewis and Clark Center, home of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

Mrs. Alice Slaysman of Phonenix, Ariz. donated the Commander in Chief collection to the College in 1981. The portraits of President Washington through President George H.W. Bush were painted by renowned portrait artist Lawrence Williams. Mr. Steve Bonham of Kansas City, Mo., painted the portrait of President Clinton; Ms. Betty Wilson of Leavenworth, Kan. painted the portrait of President George W. Bush; and Mary Keller of Leavenworth, Kan. painted the President Obama portrait.

The CGSC Foundation assumed stewardship of the Commander in Chief Gallery in 2008 in order to keep the collection current and well maintained.

The portrait presentation was conducted during the quarterly Business-Military social of the Leavenworth/Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce. The CGSC Foundation was the host for nearly 100 attendees in the atrium of the Lewis and Clark Center.

For more photos of the ceremony visit the album on the CGSC Foundation Flickr site.

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