DescriptionJames Madison was an American politician and political philosopher who served as the fourth President of the United States (1809–1817) and is considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.He was the principal author of the United States Constitution, and is often called the 'Father of the Constitution'. In 1788, he wrote over a third of the Federalist Papers, the most influential commentary on the Constitution. The first president to have served in the United States Congress, he was a leader in the 1st United States Congress, drafting many basic laws, and was responsible for the first ten amendments to the Constitution and thus is also known as the 'Father of the Bill of Rights'. As a political theorist, Madison's most distinctive belief was that the new republic needed checks and balances to protect individual rights from the tyranny of the majority. -Wikipedia. This image comes from a vintage source as cited in the image. For more information on James Madison visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Madison
Richard Eslinger, Farmington Hills, Michigan Member Since January 2011 Artist Statement After 27 years as an engineer and computer support specialist I’ve retired to do some fun stuff. I work in a trophy and awards shop, Great Lakes Trophies and Engraving in Garden City Michigan (greatlakestrophies.com), building and assembling recognition awards, which are really a kind of art. I am also pursuing a number of personal art projects that give me great satisfaction.
I do carvings in stone, known as petroglyphs, using hand-held power tools. If you are interested in me doing a piece for you, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I also use graphics software to produce images for the posters and framed prints you can see in my galleries here at Imagekind, www.rmeslinger.imagekind.com/.
I also enjoy working in my yard, barbequing and smoking great food. I live in Farmington Hills Michigan with my wife, Karen, and father-in-law, Bill.