The Presidents

Portraits of History

Illustrated by Leah Tinari
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About The Book

Acclaimed artist and author of Limitless Leah Tinari offers a spectacular collection of portraits that celebrate the iconic and inspirational presidents of the United States.

Fine artist Leah Tinari, turns her formidable and singular talents to the presidents of the United States. Each engaging portrait—and the accompanying facts—paint a powerful and playful picture of the presidents, introduce readers to the personable side of these leaders and make them more relatable, approachable, human, and even fun! Before these forty-four men (over forty-five presidencies; Grover Cleveland served as the twenty-second and twenty-fourth president) were elected to the highest office in the land, they experienced rich and varied lives: they had childhoods and mothers and fathers and favorite foods. They were brothers and sons and had hobbies and pets.

Did you know that James Buchanan (number fifteen) had one brown eye and one green eye? Or that William Henry Harrison (number nine) was the only president who studied to be a medical doctor? Or that Teddy Roosevelt (number twenty-six) could walk on stilts and George W. Bush (number forty-three) paints portraits?

Meet the wrestlers, revolutionaries, writers, and radio stars as Tinari brings bold color to our presidents and our remarkable US story.

About The Author
Photograph © Alex Merrell

Leah Tinari has a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). After graduation, she moved to New York City and since that time has been a scenic painter; a freelance illustrator whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, ViceSpin, Elle, and Paper magazines; a teacher at Parsons New School; and a restaurant owner. Leah has also created campaigns for Nike and Mini Cooper automobiles. Her fine art has been shown in galleries around the world and is also privately collected. She lives in the East Village with her husband and son. 

About The Illustrator
Photograph © Alex Merrell

Leah Tinari has a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). After graduation, she moved to New York City and since that time has been a scenic painter; a freelance illustrator whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, ViceSpin, Elle, and Paper magazines; a teacher at Parsons New School; and a restaurant owner. Leah has also created campaigns for Nike and Mini Cooper automobiles. Her fine art has been shown in galleries around the world and is also privately collected. She lives in the East Village with her husband and son. 

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