President Obama speaks in Chicago and two of Kay’s paintings light up the room!

President Obama speaks on Janssen Street in Lincoln Park, Chicago.

Two Kay Smith original paintings light up the room, as the capacity crowd hears words of inspiration and action!

Here’s a few pictures of the Dinner afterwards.

President Obama speaks on Janssen Street in Lincoln Park, Chicago. Two Kay Smith original paintings light up the room, as the capacity crowd hears words of inspiration and action!

The paintings are beautifully displayed are:

  • Monticello, Home of Thomas Jefferson
  •  The Fountain of Flowers, Garden of the Governors Mansion  Springfield, Illinois 

About Illinois Artist Laureate Kay Smith

After completing my studies at the School of the Art Institute, I worked as an illustrator. As the 1976 Bicentennial approached there was a fever of interest in American history. In 1971, I was asked to illustrate a book on the American Revolutionary War period which required me to travel to historic locations to paint the actual scenes. As my travels crossed and crisscrossed the paths of the patriots, I entered their lives and was forever caught in the inescapable skeins of history and was thrust into the role of historical painter. What began as a single assignment has grown over the past 40-plus years into the largest collection of American historical-site paintings ever created by a single artist. To see these historical works and to learn more about The American Legacy Collection, please visit my website at: www.kaysmithartist.com. The American Legacy Collection is a dramatic panorama of this country's historical places and its defining moments. My original watercolors chronicle 500 years of the American experience and preserve with an artist's palette our American heritage.

2 responses to “President Obama speaks in Chicago and two of Kay’s paintings light up the room!

  1. Kay Smith is not only the Artist Laureate of Illinois. She is one wonderful friend. She is a also called the “The American Artist.” Why, because as a historian, she paints all that we love about our country and its history. She is beautiful inside and out..kind, fun, strong, passionate about our democratic legacies and always inspirational. There a charm about Kay Smith that has not surfaced in most people.

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  2. Thank you. Kay is a very special friend in my live.

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