Here are some other beautiful works from Obama portrait artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald

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Artist Kehinde Wiley, and Amy Sherald attend their official portrait unveiling of former U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama during a ceremony at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, on February 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. The portraits were commissioned by the Gallery, for Kehinde Wiley to create President Obama’s portrait, and Amy Sherald that of Michelle Obama. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

The official portraits of former president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were unveiled to the public Monday at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Kehinde Wiley was responsible for Barack Obama’s portrait. Wiley is known for his fearless and intense portrayals of people of color. He fuses the everyday nature of his subjects with “Classical European portraiture,” according to TIME

FLOTUS’ portrait was crafted by artist Amy Sherald. She is known for “using a grayscale to paint skin tones as a way of challenging the concept of color-as-race.”

TheGrio.com has scoured both Wiley and Sherald’s IG pages for more examples of their stunning visuals. Here are 5 portraits from Kehinde Wiley first, followed by 5 from Amy Sherald:

Mary Hill, Lady Killigrew

MORPHEUS 2008

The Sisters Zénaïde and Charlotte Bonaparte

Duke of Arenberg

Flashback: Kehinde Wiley shares the methods behind his genius in this 2006 profile

World Stage Jamaica

Keni Anwar

See you today @untitledartfair ?

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Stephanie N. Mills

Marissa O’Guinn

Untitled

‘All American’

Check out theGrio.com’s coverage of the Obamas’ official portraits here.