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Amy Sherald unveiled her official portrait of Michelle Obama in 2018. But 6 years beforehand, she came close to death. For #WomensHistoryMonth , @StoryCorps  shares the story on how her failing heart pushed her to become an artist.

Amy Sherald painted Michelle Obama, and it became a sensation. Many people didn’t get it, and to her, that’s just fine.

Amy Sherald painted Michelle Obama, and it became a sensation. But many people didn’t get it, and to her, that’s just fine.

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The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery announced that the celebrated Obama portraits by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald will soon travel to five major U.S. museums. | @AFP 

Kehinde Wiley's and Amy Sherald's portraits of the Obamas will travel to several major US museums next year @artinstitutechi  @brooklynmuseum  @HighMuseumofArt  @MFAH  @LACMA 

The popular portraits of former President Barack Obama — by Kehinde Wiley — and first lady Michelle Obama — by Amy Sherald — will travel to five cities, but Seattle isn't one of them.

Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald’s paintings of Barack and Michelle Obama are set to visit Chicago, Brooklyn, L.A., Atlanta and Houston.

The portraits of President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama by the artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald will go on a five-city tour starting in June 2021

Portraits of former President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama by artists Kehinde and Amy Sherald, will be on a five-city tour according to the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The tour will begin in June 2021.

The popular portraits of former President Barack Obama — by Kehinde Wiley — and first lady Michelle Obama by — Amy Sherald — will travel to five cities. The cities were selected by the gallery for personal and geographical reasons.

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The portraits of President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama by the artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald are going on a 5-city tour

Portraits of President Barack Obama and Former First Lady Michelle Obama will be unveiled on Monday at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The Obamas selected artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald to paint the portraits, respectively.

Presenting the #ObamaPortraits  : President ’s portrait by and Mrs. ’s portrait by Amy Sherald. Both will be on view starting tomorrow at our . About the artists: #myNPG 

Amy Sherald, who painted the official portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama, is bringing her new works to New York. Every painting in the show is "a kind of communion," our critic writes.

Monday morning joy as portraits of President and First Lady Obama are revealed by artists Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley. Reminds me to hope. #ObamaPortraits 

Barack's portrait was painted by Artist Kehinde Wiley + Michelle's portrait was painted by Amy Sherald'>Artist Amy Sherald. They’re the first Black artists EVER commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to paint the official White House portraits of the President + First Lady.

Amy Sherald’s incredible portrait of . Sherald uses greyscale to paint skin tone in order to take away “color,” so her subjects can be seen for their personality and presence.

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Michelle Obama's official portrait has just been revealed. Amy Sherald is the painter.

Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald are the first black painters to receive a presidential portrait commission from the National Portrait Gallery.

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