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Franklin D. Roosevelt

Artwork Inquiry

Ron Rundo


In his first inagural address in 1933, FDR rallied the American people with the stirring words that "THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF." We believe these words still apply today and we be believe the Spirit of America is as strong as ever. This is a grand painting of FDR in his most confident pose by the master photorealist Ron Rundo.

Artist Bio

Born in Queens, New York on Oct. 14, 1960, Ron Rundo endured the majority of his growing pains in what many refer to as "The Concrete Jungle".

As an urban youth, Ron found comfort in the myriad of New York City museums and became enthralled. As a young adult, he willing broke free of his graffiti upbringing, and went on to study oil painting and figurative drawing for three years at The Arts Student League in New York City. He wisely chose to continue his studies in the old master painter tradition for many more years at the highly acclaimed John Frederic Murray Studio.

Ron has been mastering his profession for decades, evolving through a variety of artistic techniques and methods of application before settling on his own current, distinctive style. His photorealistic portraits of our Native American ancestors are compelling works of art that evoke strong emotion and vividly portray the true Spirit of America.

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