Speaker portraits to be unveiled


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Ohio Statehouse to unveil seven portraits of former speakers of the Ohio House of Representatives

Columbus – The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) and the Capitol Square Foundation (CSF) will unveil the portraits of seven former speakers of the Ohio House of Representatives Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the Rotunda of the Ohio Statehouse.

Leslie Adams, Ned Bittinger and Daniel E. Greene, three of America’s foremost portrait artists, will add their work to the Ohio Statehouse’s art collection during the event. “The seven portraits add to the cultural and political history that is on display throughout the Ohio Statehouse. These works of art help tell the story Ohio,” said CSRAB Executive Director, Laura Battocletti.

The portraits to be unveiled are as follows:

  • Charles F. Kurfess (R) 1967 – 1972, by Ned Bittinger
  • A. G. Lancione (D) 1973 – 1975, by Ned Bittinger
  • Vernal G. Riffe Jr. (D) 1975 – 1995, by Daniel E. Greene
  • Larry Householder (R) 2001 – 2005, by Daniel E. Greene
  • Jon A. Husted (R) 2005 – 2009, by Ned Bittinger
  • Armond Budish (D) 2009 – 2011, by Daniel E. Greene
  • William G. Batchelder (R) 2011 – 2015, by Leslie Adams

The event is free and open to the public.

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Information for this story was provided by Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board.

Information for this story was provided by Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board.