1997 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Furniss, Horhn
Senate Concurrent Resolution 558
(As Adopted by Senate and House)
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING MARSHALL BOULDIN UPON HIS RECEIPT OF THE 1997 ARTIST'S ACHIEVEMENT AWARD OF THE GOVERNOR'S AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE ARTS.
WHEREAS, Marshall Bouldin is a nationally acclaimed portrait artist from Clarksdale, Mississippi; and
WHEREAS, he has in his 38-year career created more than 800 portraits, including likenesses of governors, senators, representatives, military leaders, businessmen, private citizens and a study of Julie and Tricia Nixon; and
WHEREAS, he recently participated in a historic exhibition with the Council of Leading American Portrait Painters who exhibited their collective works in New York in 1996, the first time in more than 80 years that an alliance of this magnitude publicly and collectively has shown its work; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Bouldin's artwork has been cited for excellence many times and he was the first inductee of the National Portrait Artist Hall of Fame and, for years, the only American artist selected for exhibition with the Royal Society of Portrait Artists in London; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Bouldin has more portraits hanging in the U.S. Capitol than any living artist and his works have hung in the White House and in more than 400 public and private collections throughout the United States; and
WHEREAS, he has been selected as the recipient of the 1997 Artist's Achievement Award of the Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING THEREIN, That we hereby commend Marshall Bouldin as one of the foremost contemporary portrait painters, and we congratulate him upon his receipt of the 1997 Artist's Achievement Award of the Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts.