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'A man of integrity': Baltimore artist paints portrait of late Rep. Elijah E. Cummings

Baltimore artist Jerrell Gibbs was commissioned by Maya Rockeymoore- Cummings to paint a portrait of late U.S. Congressman Elijah E. Cummings.

The portrait will be unveiled at the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) during an intimate event on December 21.

The public will be able to view the painting at the BMA from December 22 through January 9, before it is permanently installed in the U.S. Capitol.

“In life Elijah and I enjoyed supporting the diversity of artists and events hosted by the Baltimore Museum of Art. It is providence that I was able to bring Elijah’s official portrait to life in partnership with the BMA’s transformational leader Christopher Bedford and his team of world-class experts, as well as community arts leaders and wonderfully supportive donors,” said Rockeymoore Cummings. “We are exceedingly pleased with the result. Jerrell Gibbs is a masterfully expressive painter and his stunning portrait perfectly captures Elijah’s essence and majesty. It is a timeless masterpiece.”

Click the audio to hear Jerrell’s interview on Two Way Talk.

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