Commissioned Portrait of Oprah Winfrey

December 13, 2023 – October 20, 2024
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Oprah Winfrey by Shawn Michael Warren / Oil on linen 2023 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Acquired through the generosity of Tommie L. Pegues and Donald A. Capoccia; Taylor and Wemimo Abbey; Anonymous; Deon Jones and Cameron J. Ross; Lisa Opoku and Loki Muthu; Mack Wilbourn; Charles Young and Andrea Wishom Young

National Portrait Gallery
8th and G Streets, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor

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Chicago-based artist Shawn Michael Warren painted Winfrey in a purple taffeta dress amidst a lush garden at her California home. The near life-size portrait was commissioned for the museum’s permanent collection.

As a global media leader, philanthropist, producer, actor, author, and entrepreneur, Winfrey has made significant contributions to American popular culture, which earned her a place in the National Portrait Gallery.