Self Portrait by Paul Oxborough
Self Portrait by Paul Oxborough

Alum Paul Oxborough has been selected to paint Governor Mark Dayton's official portrait. He recently sat down with Star Tribune to talk about the opportunity.

Oxborough is an internationally recognized portrait artist, having shown at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery and the British National Portrait Gallery. He hopes to capture Dayton in his own environment and reflect his humble nature. "He's very soft-spoken, sort of a gentle man. That's got to come through," Oxborough says of Dayton's portrait.

Although he has an impressive list of past portrait subjects that include Chuck Close and P.O.S, this will be Oxborough's first portrait of a politician.

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