First Families in America have a lot of say in decorating their temporary home. From drapes to upholstery to paintings on the wall, so many changes from one president to the next

This simple redecorating allows First Families to both stake their claim and make themselves more comfortable in the new and humbling environment

As the leader of the United States, you have access to the White House’s very own collection of artwork. With that said, some leaders have sought out external works of art.

Here are our top 4 paintings from the White House collection


The Inaugural Painting, “Landscape with Rainbow,” picked out by First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, was painted by a Robert S. Duncanson. 

alma thomas painting

The Obama’s had Alma Thomas’s Resurrection (1966), an eye catching work, presiding over a Passover seder in the White House’s family dining room.

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Treasures of the White House: Avenue in the Rain - White House Historical  Association

A great example of American impressionism, Childe Hassam’s The Avenue in the Rain captures a bittersweet moment in the immediate aftermath of the First World War.

Which paintings would you choose for your stay in the White House?