This painting of President Kennedy was done by Rene Bouche for a Time Magazine cover in 1962. Bouche was a famous celebrity portrait artist. He painted two versions of the President in the Oval Office. This portrait was intended for the cover, but its format didn’t fit. The version that was used now hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
Thanks to a generous gift from the Edward Jamieson estate, this portrait now has a permanent home here at the JFK Hyannis Museum. Mr. Jamieson was the top editor of Time Magazine for many years. He and his wife loved summers on the Cape, so it is fitting that this painting will hang here on Cape Cod for our visitors to enjoy.
Museum co-founders, Rebecca Pierce-Merrick and Wendy Northcross, accepted the gift from Mr. & Mrs. McGrath on behalf of the estate. The portrait is now on view upon your arrival in the admissions and reception hallway.