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Artwork copyright Rupert García. Photo courtesy of the University of Washington.

Visual Arts Learning: Portraits

Public art enhances and enlivens public spaces. It can also serve as a great jumping-off point for active arts learning for K-12 students. Our Art in Public Places and Arts in Education program staff are collaborating to help make these connections.

This exhibition features examples of portraits in the State Art Collection. Portraits are artistic representations that show something unique about the subject. They can be realistic or stylistic illustrations that capture a real person's face and likeness.

Portraits are a major theme for most of these artists – click on the artist's name to explore more by that artist.