ON THE COVER
The White House from Lafayette Square (Detail)
8” x 12” Oil on Panel
Painted before the 2016 Presidential election, Andrei Kushnir’s image of the White House and Andrew Jackson’s statue has taken on historic significance. The painting is included in the American Painting Fine Art gallery exhibition “Painted Washington, DC,” on view from June 3 to September 16. The exhibit features over 50 paintings of the Washington, DC area by members of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters, of which Kushnir is a member.
Andrei Kushnir is a leading regional East Coast plein air landscape painter, with a studio and gallery in Washington, DC., and publications of paintings about local subjects, including the Potomac River and C&O Canal. About Kushnir’s recent book of paintings of the nearby Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Historian Warren Hofstra, quoted in a feature article by David Maurer in the Charlottesville Daily Progress, has said, “The importance of Kushnir’s work lies in the great step it takes toward providing the 21st century with a vision as rich and profound for the Shenandoah Valley as the legacy given us by the Hudson River School.”