Oprah Winfrey Portrait Displayed at the Washington Museum

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American television mogul Oprah Winfrey poses with her portrait after it was unveiled at Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, U.S., December 13, 2023. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Joining some historical figures of American descent at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is celebrated show host and television producer, Oprah Winfrey.

A portrait of the host of the “Oprah Winfrey Show” was unveiled at the Washington Museum on Wednesday.

The portrait painted by Shawn Michael Warren, a Chicago-based artist portrays Oprah in a purple flowing dress with a flower in one hand outdoors.

During her speech at the unveiling ceremony, Oprah Winfrey highlighted her surprise and disbelief when she heard about the display of her portrait at the Washinton Museum. Additionally, she never dreamt of such an accomplishment as a child, Reuters reported.

“Of all the dreams that I had, I didn’t even know there was a national gallery,” she said at the unveiling event, referring to her childhood growing up in poverty, after seeing the portrait for the first time. “I am living and breathing God’s dream for me this day,” she said.

The 69-year-old is best known for her outstanding talk show, the “Oprah Winfrey Show”. The broadcast of the show ran for 25 years from 1986 to 2011 in Chicago.

She has also starred in movies like The Colour Purple, A Wrinkle in Time, Selma, and Native Son.

At the Washington Museum, Oprah’s portrait will be added to the likes of Abraham Lincoln, former American President Barrack Obama, Michelle Obama, and abolitionist Harriet Tubman.

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