Amy Sherald—I Painted Michelle Obama

Amy Sherald painted the official portrait of Michelle Obama that’s hanging in the National Portrait Gallery but there’s an awesome story around how she got that commission and the artistic decisions she made in making that painting. We get into all of that but there’s also so much more to her life than that painting. Amy had already become a major portraitist before that commission, even though, just a few years before she met the Obamas, Amy was broke and wondering where her artistic career was going. She’s also got someone else’s heart inside of her thanks to a transplant that saved her life. She’s also a former rapper. And an all-around wonderful person. She’s an example of success coming to someone who believes in herself no matter what.


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Toure Show Ep 111


Host & Writer: Toure

Senior Producer: Jackie Garofano

Assistant Producer: Adell Coleman

Editor: Ryan Woodhall

Photographers: Chuck Marcus and Shanta Covington

Booker: Claudia Jean

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