Description George Washington was the dominant military and political leader of the new United States of America from 1775 to 1799. He led the American victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War as commander in chief of the Continental Army from 1775 to 1783, and he presided over the writing of the Constitution in 1787. As the unanimous choice to serve as the first President of the United States (1789 to 1797), he developed the forms and rituals of government that have been used ever since, such as using a cabinet system and delivering an inaugural address. As President he built a strong, well-financed national government that avoided war, suppressed rebellion and won acceptance among Americans of all types. Today, Washington is known as the 'Father of his country'. -Wikipedia. This is an image of a 73.5 cm x 61.1 cm painting (oil on canvas), (date unknown ), of George Washington (1732 to 1799). This portrait was based on the uncompleted Antheneum portrait by Gilbert Stuart (1755 to 1828); the uncompleted portions were filled in by Peale. This copy has been published in pre 1923 materials, including p. 442 of The Life of George Washington and p. 79 of Early American Painters. This image was taken from the copy at Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. For more information on George Washington visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington
Richard Eslinger, Farmington Hills, Michigan Member Since January 2011 Artist Statement Hello, I'm Richard Eslinger, the creator of this Imagekind gallery.
For most of my career I worked as an engineer and computer graphics specialist. In more recent years, I discovered a hobby of searching archival sources for historic, interesting, or important vintage images. I refurbish them with graphics software and imprint them on stone, tile, wood, paper, or glass in various ways. This has led to the presentation of some interesting artwork. Some of the results of this hobby can be seen on this Imagekind gallery as well as my website https://www.vintage-imaging.com.
I also work in a trophy and awards business, Great Lakes Trophies and Engraving (GLTE) in Garden City, Michigan. You can visit us at www.greatlakestrophies.com to see some of the items we make and sell. I program and operate our engraving machines for trophies and recognition awards. We have 5 engraving machines including 3 laser engravers and 2 mechanical engravers. Programming and running them is an art in its own right and requires an artistic view and use of computer graphics software.
I live in Farmington Hills, Michigan with my wife, Karen. Thank you for visitingmy Imagekind gallery. To view more historical images, visit my website at https://www.vintage-imaging.com