Madeleine Albright – Former Secretary of State

Dr. William Cooper – Former President Richmond University

Leslie Gelb – Former Director of Council on Foreign Relations

Judge Nancy Gertner – U.S. District Court, Massachusetts

Evelyn Harris – Former Librarian Duke University

John Heinz III – Former Senator of Pennsylvania

Susan Hockfield – Former President, MIT

Howard Lamar – Former President Yale University

David Longnecker M.D. – Chief Administrator, Univ. of Pennsylvania Hospital

Trent Lott – Senator of Mississippi

Gordon Macklin – Former President of NASDAQ

Dennis O’Brien Ph.D. – Former President of University of Rochester

Steven Peck – Former Chairman Board of Trustees at Mount Sinai Hospital

Leonard Polaner – Founder of M. Polaner Inc.

Colin Powell – Former Secretary of State

Anthony Principi – Former Secretary, The Veterans Administration

Hunter Rawlings III – Former President of Cornell University

Stephen Robert – Former Chancellor Brown University

Donald Rumsfeld – Former Secretary of Defense

Ruth Simmons – Former President Brown University

Dr. Alfred Sommer – Former Dean of the School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins

Harold Tanner – Former Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Cornell University

George Tenet – Former Director of the CIA

John Trani – Former CEO of Stanley Works

Guy Vander Jagt – Former US House of Representatives from Michigan

Senator Robert F. Wagner –  Former Senator of New York State

Dr. Ira Wallach – American businessman and philanthropist

Diana Walsh – Former President Wellesley College

Charles Wethington – Former President of The University of Kentucky

Christine Todd Whitman – Former Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency

Paul Willis – Director of Libraries, University of Kentucky

Jessie Kenan Wise – Donor, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Frank Zarb – Chief Executive Officer of NASDAQ

Trinity College- President James Jones




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Dr. Carol L.Folt, President of Dartmouth College, NH

Claire Pomeroy, MD., MBA, Vice Chancellor and Dean, UC Davis, CA

Brian Duperreault, CEO of Marsh and McLennan Companies, Inc. NY

Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans, Duke heiress, Philanthropist, Collection of Duke Medicine, NC

The Honorable George A O'Toole Jr, United States District Judge, MA

L. Hamilton Clark, Jr., The Greville Haslam Head of School, The Episcopal Academy, PA

Rodman Ward, Esq., Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, DE

Commodore Charles H. Townsend, CEO of  Conde Nast,  Collection of New York Yacht Club,

Brian Duperreault, International Insurance Society Hall of Fame Laureate

Stephen R. Hardis, CEO of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. NY

President Karen Davis, the Commonwealth Fund, Collection of the Harkness House, NY

Ms. Ellen Zane, President and CEO, Tufts University Medical Center, MA

W. Douglas Wong, M.D., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY

Kevin Carey, MD., President of Guthrie Healthcare System, PA

James E. Rogers, Chairman, President and CEO of Duke Energy, NC,

President Karen Davis, Commonwealth Fund, Harkness House NYC

Mr. Sam Fox – U.S. Ambassador to Belgium

Mr. & Mrs. Sam Fox – Chairman, CEO of Harbor Groups and his wife

Mrs. Mildres Lane Kemper – commissioned by the Kemper family, Commerce Bancshares, Inc.

Bishop Catherine Roskam – Episcopal Diocese of New York

Trevor P. Bond – President and CEO, W.P. Carey & Co. LLC, NY

Dr. Carl Kohrt – President and CEO, Battelle, OH

Gerald H. Lipkin – Chairman of the Board, President & CEO of Valley National Bank, NJ

Dr. Shirley Strum Kenny – President of State University of New York at Stony Brook

President Nancy Vickers – commissioned by Bryn Mawr College, PA

President Elisabeth Muhlenfeld – commissioned by Sweet Briar College, VA

President Katherine Haley Will – commissioned by Gettysburg College, PA

Marysa Navarro – Charles Collis Professor of History, commissioned by Dartmouth College, NH

Saul J. Farber, M.D. – Former Dean of New York University School of Medicine

Late Senator Jacob Javits of New York – commissioned by State University of New York at Stony Brook

C. Ronald Kahn, M.D., Mary K. Iacocca Professor of Medicine – Harvard Medical School

Felissa Lashley – Dean of Rutgers College of Nursing, State University of New Jersey

Series of seven doctors’ portraits – commissioned by Health Sciences Center, SUNY at Stony Brook

Charles F. Barlow, M.D. – Neurologist-in-Chief, Emeritus, commissioned by Harvard Medical School

Phyllis Jen, M.D. – Medical Director, Brigham Internal Medicine Associates

Prentis Tomlinson – President of PBT Capital Partners, Washington D.C.

Mr. Robert F. X. Sillerman – Chairman & CEO, Sillerman Companies Inc., New York

Mr. Walter Pierce, Impresario – commissioned by The Celebrity Series of Boston, Inc., Boston

Mr. Jeff Otten – President of Brigham & Women Hospital, Boston, MA

Dr. Xenophon Damiano – commissioned by Damiano Realty Group, NY

Mr.& Mrs. William Polk – Former Headmaster and wife, commissioned by Groton School, MA

Mr. Paul Edgerley – Managing Director, Bain Capital, Brookline, MA

Mr. Robert Scott – Advisory Director, Morgan Stanley, New York, commissioned by Seeing Eyes, NJ

Robert T. Beach – Partner, VP, Salem Investment Counselors, North Carolina

Garry A. Jennison – President of the board, commissioned by Bentley College, MA

Mrs. Katherine Harman – commissioned by the Mark Winkler Co.

Professor Charles Blair – Columbia University, New York

Professor Charles Pearson Lyman – Harvard University, Boston

Mr. Lynch Christian, III – President, Oakwood Holdings, Inc., Virginia

Mr. Donald Rice, Chairman of the Board – Ascend Acquisition Corp., Pennsylvania

Mr. Joel Peterson – Chairman, Peterson Partners, UT

Alvin Ailey, Celebrity Series of Boston – collection of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

Greg and Ann Feldmeier – Marietta College, MI


Bruce Alberts – President of the National Academy of Sciences

The Honorable Morris Arnold – Senior Judge at the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

David Baltimore – Nobel Laureate and President Emeritus of the California Institute of Technology

Clyde Barker – Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

Whit Bell – Chief Librarian and archivist for the American Philosophical Society

Alfred Bloom – President of Swarthmore College

Ralph Cicerone – President of the National Academy of Sciences

Eugene Flamm – Chairman Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

Melinda and Bill Gates – National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.

Herman Goldstine – Executive Director of the American Philosophical Society

Larry Kaiser – Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

Fred Kavli – Kavli Foundation and creator of the Kavli Prize Neuroscience, Nanoscience, and Astrophysics

Carl Kupfer – Founding Director of the National Eye Institute at NIH

Vera List – Philanthropist and recipient of the National Medal of Arts

Sir Peter Morris – President of the Royal College of Surgeons, London, England

Frank Press – President of the National Academy of Sciences

Janet Rowley – Geneticist and recipient of the National Medal of Science

Dalip Singh Saund – Posthumous portrait commissioned by the United States House of Representatives

William Steele Sessions – Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Maxine Singer – President Carnegie Institute of Washington and recipient of the National Medal of Science

David Tatel – Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Harold Varmus – Nobel Laureate and Director of the National Institutes of Health

Charles Vest – President Emeritus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Congressman Joseph Barton – Chairman Energy and Commerce Committee

Dr. Arden Bement Jr.– Director National Science Foundation

Congressman Sherwood Boehlert – Chairman Science & Technology Committee
The Honorable Grover C Brown

Admiral Vernon Clark – Chief of Naval Operations

John O. Colvin – Chief Judge US Tax Court

Dr. France A. Cordova – President, Purdue University

Mr. John Dalton – Secretary of the Navy

Congressman Benjamin Gilman – Committee on International Relations

Congressman J. Dennis Hastert – Speaker of the House

Mr. Donald Hedberg – Carthage College

Dr. Edward Holmes – Chairman Department of Medicine University of Pennsylvania

Reverend Dr. William Howard Jr. – Chairman Rutgers University Board of Governors

Congressman Michael Johanns – Secretary of Agriculture

General Charles Krulak – Commandant U.S. Marine Corps
Judith Kaye – Chief Judge New York Court of Appeals

Mr. Steven Kumble – Managing Partner Finley Kumble

Congressman Bob Livingston – Chairman Appropriations Committee

Mr. Robert A. McDonald – Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, Procter and Gamble

Mr. James Nicholson – Secretary US Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Congressman Michael Oxley – Chairman Financial Services Committee

John G. Peters – 11th President of Northern Illinois University

Ms. Betsy Plevan – New York City Bar Association

Mr. William Reilly – Environmental Protection Agency

Mr. Robert Scott – President Ramapo College

Mr. Kenneth Standard – President Harvard Club

Admiral Richard Truly – Administrator NASA

George Tsetsekos – Former Dean of the Lebow College

Mr. Togo West – Department of Veterans Affairs



Kutayba Alghanim – Alghanim Industries, Kuwait

J. Allegaert – President, American Cyanimid Company

Paul Shelby Amos – Founder, AFLAC, Columbus, Georgia

Robert Barney – Founder Wendy's International

Douglas Bell – President, Mutual Insurance Company

James H. Binger – Chairman, Honeywell Corporation

Marshall Bisell – President, New York Life Insurance Co.

Paul Block – Toledo Blade Newspaper

Philip Block – Chairman, Inland Steel Corporation

Elmer Bobst – Chairman, Warner-Lambert Pharm Corp.

Bobby Burns – Burns Oil Company, Dallas, Texas

John L. Carey – President American Institute of C.P.A.'s

Frank Cary – Chief Executive Officer, IBM

Chester Carlson – Inventor of Xerography (Xerox Corp.)

John Mack Carter – Editor in Chief, Hearst Corporation

 William Cavanaugh III – Chairman and CEO Progress Energy, North Carolina

Howard Clark – Chairman and President, American Express Company

Julian Clark – Chairman, National Bank of North Carolina

John Clarkson – President, American Express Company

James Colt – Founder, Colt Industries

Michael Coope – President, Association of the Bar, New York City

James Copely – Chairman, Copley Newspapers, California

Ed Copps – President, Pacific Petroleum, Ltd., New York

Nathan Cummings – Founder, Consolidated Foods Company

Archie Davis – President, Wachovia National Bank, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

James E. Devitt – Chief Executive Officer, Mutual of New York

John Fey – C.E.O. Equitable Life Insurance Company, New York

Sidney Franks – Sidney Franks Importing Co., New Rochelle, New York

Edward Fuller – Chairman, International Salt Company

Clair Fultz – Chairman, Huntington National Bank, Columbus, Ohio

Keith Funston – President, New York Stock Exchange

John Getgood – Chairman, Pacific Petroleum Co., Oklahoma

Lawrence A. Glover – The GHK Companies, Oklahoma City

F. D. Gottwald, Sr. – Chairman, Ethyl Corp., Richmond, Virginia

Leonard Gudelski – President & C.E.O. Hudson City Savings Bank, New Jersey

George Harvey – C.E.O. Pitney Bowes Co., Stamford, Connecticut

William Randoulgh Hearst – Founder Hearst Corporation, New York, New York

Robert Heffner III – Founder, The GHK Companies, Oklahoma City

Al Jack – Chairman, E. F. Hutton, Inc., New York

Gordon Jones – Chairman, The Bank of the South, Atlanta, Georgia

David Kennedy – The GHK Companies, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

George Kilby – Founder, Kilby Steel Co., Anniston, Alabama

Donald Klopper – Founder, Random House Publishing Company

 William Knoel – C.E.O. Cyclops Industries, Pittsburgh, New York

Northrup Knox – C.E.O. Marine Midland Bank, New York

Maxwell Kriendler – President, "21" Brands Corporation

Sidney Lipkins – Chairman, Broadway Maintenance Corporation

Pat Loconto – C.E.O. Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group, New York, New York

George Lorch – C.E.O. Armstrong Corp., Lancaster, Pennsylvania

John Lupton – Founder, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Atlanta, Georgia

Rodger Lyon – Chairman of the Valley National Bank, Phoenix

Oscar Mayer – Founder, Oscar Mayer Company

C. B. Mc Coy – Chairman and President, I. E. Dupont de Nemours

James McNally – C.E.O. Connecticut Bank and Trust, Hartford, Connecticut

Coy, Robert & WM. Monk – Monk Tobacco Co. Farmville, North Carolina

Robert Newell – Chairman, Connecticut National Bank, Hartford, Connecticut

Robert Oelman – Chairman, National Cash Register Co.

MSGR. Louis Padavano – President of the Lotos Club, New York

Thomas Renyi – Chairman & C.E.O. Bank of New York, New York

David Rose – President, Rose Associates Inc.

Daniel Rose – Rose Associates Inc., New York, New York

Elihu Rose – Rose Associates Inc., New York, New York

Donald Ross – Chairman, New York Life, New York, New York

Fred Rose – Rose Associates Inc., New York, New York

 Walter Sandvoss – Chairman, Jaeger-Meister, Germany

Orville Schell – President, Association of the Bar, New York

Dr. Forrest Shaklee – Founder, Shaklee Corp., San Francisco, California

Raleigh Shaklee – President, Shaklee Corp., San Francisco, California

Forrest Shaklee, Jr. – Chairman, Shaklee Corp., San Francisco, California

Fred Silliman – Chairman, Hydraulic Corp., Bridgeport, Connecticut

 William Staehle – Chairman, Bank of New Jersey

C. V. Starr – Founder, America Asiatic Underwriters

Richard Swig – Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, California

Melvin Swig – Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, California

David Thomas – Founder, Wendy's International

Harry Van Arsdale – President, Electrical Workers Union

Sidney Warshauer – Chairman of the Board, Warshauer Parking Corp.

John Waltington – Chairman, Wachovia National Bank, Winston Salem, North Carolina


George D. Aiken – U. S. Senator, State of Vermont
Gerald Baliles – Governor, State of Virginia
Hon. David Ben-Gurion – Prime Minister, State of Israel
Benjamin Cayetano – Governor, State of Hawaii
Larry Combest – Congressman, Washington D.C.
Hon. Walter J. Cummings – Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals, Illinois
Hon. Thomas E. Fairchild – Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals, New York
Hon. Paul Hays – Judge, Columbia Law School
Spessard Holland – U. S. Senator, State of Florida
Fob James – Governor, State of Alabama
Paul Laxalt – Governor, State of Nevada
Herbert Lehman – Governor, State of New York
John Loeb Jr., Ambassador – Touro Synagogue, Newport, Rhode Island
 William O’Dwyer – Mayor, City of New York
Romauldo Pacheco – Congressman, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
George Romney – Governor, State of Michigan
Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt – Clinton Presidential Library, Little Rock, Arkansas
FDR Memorial Library – Hyde Park, New York
Robert Scott – Governor, State of North Carolina
Hon. Harold See – Alabama Supreme Court
Billy Tauzen – Congressman, Louisiana
Ann Veneman – Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.
Robert F. Wagner – Mayor, City of New York

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Malcolm Aldrich – Chairman, Commonwealth Foundation, New York
Clara Barton – Founder, Red Cross, Worcester Historical Museum, MA
Richard Beebe, M.D. – Dean, Medical College, State University of New York
Dr. Edward Bloustein – President, Rutgers University, New Jersey
Ewald W. Busse, M.D. – Medical Center, Duke University
Mr. A. E. Coleman – Temple Immanuel, New York
Charles Cook – Headmaster, Browning School New York, New York
Thomas Corcoran – Harvard Law School
Andrew Cordier – President Emeritus, Columbia University
Bradley R. Dewey – President, Franklin Marshall College, Pennsylvania
Dr. James T. Draper – President, Baptist Sunday School Board, Nashville, Tennessee
Douglas Gardner – New York University, New York
Joseph Gardner – New York University, New York
Burton Halliwell – President, Tufts University
Dr. Richard Hammell – Andrews University, Berrian Springs, Michigan
Ed Hintz – Chairman, Board of Trustees, Penn State, Pennsylvania
 William F. Kellow, M.D. – Dean, Hahnemann Hospital Medical College
Prince Fumitaka Kenoe – Princeton University                                                                                                                 Henry King – Chairman, Board of Trustees, Columbia University
Adele Lehman – Harvard University
Arthur Lehman – Harvard University
Samuel Lehner – Board of Trustees, University of Delaware
Gustave Levy – The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York
Dr. Albert Mohler – President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
Reverend Betsey Parker – Virginia
Dr. Paige Patterson – President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina
Dr. Fred Plum – Chairman, Department of Neurology, Cornell Medical Center
Alvin Rockoff – Chairman, Board of Trustees, Rutgers University, New Jersey
Dr. Alfred Romer – St. Lawrence University
Charles Seligson – Professor of Law, N.Y.U.
Eido Tai Shimano – Zen Study Center, New York
Ferrabee Taylor – Chancellor, University of North Carolina
Dr. Arthur Trabant – President, The University of Delaware


Sidney Berry – Lt. General Sup't, West Point Military Academy
Lewis A. Curtis – Major General, U. S. Army
L. A. Gillies – Rear Admiral, U. S. Navy
Marton Hoffman – Secretary of the Army
Jeremiah Holland – Lt. General, (Ret'd) U. S. Army
Roy E. Linquist – Major General, U. S. Army
Almerin C. O’Hare – Major General, U. S. Army
Richard Pershing – Lieutenant, U. S. Army, Yale University
 Walter M. Shirra, Jr. – Cmdr., Astronaut N.A.S.A
Delmar T. Spivey – Major General, Culver Military Academy


Robert Bernhardt – Director & Conductor, Chattanooga Opera Company, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Chen Chi – Artist, New York
Norman Cousins – Editor,
Saturday Review
Erika Greene – Stage and Film Actress
Bryant Gumbel – CBS T.V., New York
Robert Beverly Hale – Former Curator, Metropolitan Museum, New York
Donna Hankla – Stuttgart Opera Company
Howard Haycraft – H. W. Wilson Publishing Company
Mrs. Jessie Jones – Houston, Texas-Houston Endowment
Jody Mc Crea – Actor
Rush Limbaugh – Syndicated Radio Host
Bernard Le Bris – Executive Chef, Auberge Maxime, North Salem, New York
Sanford Meisner – Director, Actor's Playhouse, New York
Alan Menken – Composer, New York
Peter Mennin – Director, Julliard School of Music, New York
Henry Minskoff – Founder, Minskoff Enterprises
Alred Easton Poor – Architect, Pres. Knickerbocker Club, New York
Ayn Rand – Author
Bob Schieffer – CBS, New York
 William E. Scott – Fort Worth Theatre, Fort Worth Texas
Scudder Smith – Publisher,
Arts & Antiques Weekly, Newton, Connecticut
Scudder Smith Family –
Arts and Antiques Weekly, Newtown, Connecticut
Raphael Soyer – Artist, New York, New York
William Steinberg – Conductor, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Sam Webb – Shelburne Museum, Vermont                                                                                               Chairman of The Department of American Art at Christie's, New York


The Honorable Thomas J. Aquilino Jr. - The U.S. Court of International Trade, NY, NY

Dr. George Armstrong – Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Jacksonville, FLA.

Robert Brustein – Author, Founder and Director, Yale  Repertory Theater– The Player’s Club, NY, NY

The Honorable Gregory Carman – U.S. Court of International Trade, NY, NY

Rev. James Cooper - Christ the Redeemer Episcopal Church, Ponte Vedra, FLA

Mr. Skip Daniel - Distinguished Faculty at the Memphis University School, Memphis, TN

Dr. Jack Groover - Borland-Groover Clinic, Jacksonville, FLA

Dr. Richard W. Joseph - Private Collection

Sara B. Keith - Private Collection

Fritz Weaver, Actor – The Player’s Club, NY, NY

Lt. Brian Zwicker


Dr. Alan Nelson, CEO American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Wallace T. Miller Sr., Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Ronald Tallarida, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Judge JD Smith, Presiding Judge, Court of Appeals, Atlanta, GA

Judge Leonard Ivanoski, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia, PA

Charles Kirbo Esq., University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, GA

Bruce Kirbo Esq., University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, GA

Dr. Christopher Thomforde, President of Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA

Dr. Judith Bonner, President of the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Dr. Milla  Boschung, Dean, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Dr. Harold Howard, Provost, Eastern University, St. Davids, PA

Stuart Olds, CEO Katz Media Group, New York, NY

Chris and Susan Kearney, President and CEO of SPX Corporation, and wife, for the Foundation for the Carolinas, Charlotte, NC

Nell Rose Bates, Foundation for the Carolinas, Charlotte, NC

Richard M. Fairbanks, founder and owner of Fairbanks Communications for the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, Indianapolis, IN

Natalie Haslam, East Tennessee Historical Society, Knoxville, TN


Burton been painting and exhibiting as a painter for 60 years. He has had had 33 solo shows across the country including venues in New York, Boston, Philadelphia ,Washington, D.C,., San Francisco, Maine and Nashville TN  He has appeared in numerous national and international exhibitions including the National Portrait Gallery, the National Academy Annuals, the Mexico City Museum of Art, the Royal Academy of Art in London and the Butler Midyear Annuals. He has won 37 major prizes and awards from several of these annual exhibitions and the National Academy Museum has honored him with 9 awards including the Ranger Purchase Awards in 1983 and 1965. His paintings are represented in more than two dozen public collections including the Arkansas Art Institute, the Brooklyn Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the New Britain Museum, the Denver Art Museum, the National Museum of American Art, the Columbus Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. His work is included in numerous private collections both in the U.S. and Europe. Since 1993 he has lectured in museums and university graduate programs on the nature of 21st Century Realism. and written articles extensively on the same subject matter.

•In Sept-Dec 2011 Burton;the Humanist Spirit a retrospective at the Hofstra University Museum, LI, NY
• In July -August 2010  Realism Recovered A 10 year retrospective at the Miller Museum of Jewish Art, Tulsa OK
•In 2006 A retrospective exhibit of the Intimate Eye; the Drawings of Burton opened at the Brigham Young Museum of art and traveled to the Butler institute of American Art and the Lyme Academy College of Art in 2007
• February 2005 he was awarded the 7th Annual Excellence in the Arts Award from the Newington Cropsey Cultural Foundation .
• May and June of 2004 the Delaware Art Museum hosted the exhibition “Glorious Dignity: Drawings of the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Harvey Dinnerstein and Burton” and a sequential loan exhibit of these works has been shown in a 50th Anniversary Exhibition: Protest in Montgomery at the Montgomery Museum of Art in 2006.
• In May 2004 he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Portrait Society of America for lifetime achievement in figurative art in 1999 received the John Singer Sargent Medal from the American Society of Portrait Artists for a similar career of distinction.
• In 2002 he received an Honorary Doctorate from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco.
• In February of 1999, the Butler Institute of American Art held a 25-year retrospective exhibition of his work titled Sight and Insight; the Art of Burton. The exhibit also traveled to the Brigham Young Museum in Utah (May, 1999.)   A full monograph and catalog accompanied this exhibition
• In the Spring of 1995 he conducted a seminar at the National Academy entitled “The Realist Alternative” that probed the possible reemergence of realism as a viable alternative to modernist art. It included Tom Wolfe, Sidney Goodman and Harvey Dinnerstein.


Robert Reich, Secretary of Labor under President Clinton
James Webb Jr., Secretary of the Navy under President Bush, the Pentagon
Lane Kirkland, President, AFL-CIO, Washington
Dr. J. William Littler, World Renowned Hand Surgeon
Cardinal Humberto Medeiros, Catholic University of Portugal
Tanio Nakamura, Curator of the Tokyo National Museum
Takezo Hirato, CEO, Mazda Corporation, Yokohama
Yasuyuki Nambu, CEO, Temporary Center, Tokyo
A.Sadeghi-.Nejad, Minister of Culture for Iran, Tehran
Frederick Hart Family Mural (8’x 13’), Vietnam Memorial Sculptor
Father McGivney, Founder, Knights of Columbus
US Senator Thomas J. McIntyre of New Hampshire
Governors of New Hampshire: John Sununu, John King, Hugh Gregg & Hugh Gallen
Kevin Harrington, Jr., Senate President of Massachusetts
Edward J. McCormack, Jr., Attorney General of Massachusetts
John Cunningham, Executive Vice President, Wang Corporation
John J. Shields, III, CEO, Prime Computer Corporation
Bruce Ferguson, Developer of the Pegasus Rocket
Alain Briottet, Consul General of France, Boston
Otto Eckstein, Economist, Harvard University
Rev. Malcolm J. Sutherland, Jr., University of Chicago
Ralph Manuel, Provost & W.Lee Pelton, Dean, Dartmouth College
Edwin J. Delattre, President, St. Johns College
Ruth Chauncey Bishop, Dean & Roberta Smith, 
New England Genealogical Society Benefactors
Drs. Edward & Roy Carlson, Mt. Ida College
John A. Caddell, CEO, Blount Construction Corporation, Montgomery
Attorney David Armstrong, Pittsburgh
Frank Sawyer, Benefactor, Suffolk University
Richard Unsworth, Headmaster, Berkshire School, Sheffield, MA
Mary Macdonald & Nick Thorndike, CEO, Massachusetts General Hospital
Robert Shafto, CEO, The New England
William McMillan, Headmaster, Pine Crest School, Fort Lauderdale
Andrew M. Carter, Financier, Boston
Jan Mitchell, Benefactor, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dominic S. F. Lee, Benefactor, Anchorage Historical and Fine Arts Museum
Thomas Brush, Benefactor, & John Ratte, Headmaster, Loomis Chaffee School
Wilson Wilde, CEO, Hartford Steamboiler Inspection & Insurance Company
Philip Koerner, CEO, National Grange Mutual Corporation
Dr. Leo Redfern, President, Keene State College
Maxwell Belding, CEO, DaQui Belding Partners, Rocky Hill, CT
Stuart Watson, CEO, Heublin Corporation
Dr. James Glenn, CEO, Mt. Sinai Hospital, NYC
Dr. James Houck, CEO, Institute of Living, Hartford
Leonard Natman, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NYC
Leo Kraszeski, CEO, Sailors Snug Harbor, Sea Level, NC
Rev. Paul Karnes, President, Unitarian Universalist Association of America
Gifford Foley, Benefactor, The Kent School
Thomas Carter Family Portrait, Houston
John Curry & Kenneth Ryder, Northeastern University Presidents Emeritus


Jamie is a 1965 graduate of the University of Memphis with a B.S. in Mathematics and a minor in Fine Arts.  He was a starting center of the Tiger basketball team and participated in the National Invitational Tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York.

He was born and raised in Ripley, Tennessee and attended Ripley High School.  After graduation from the University of Memphis, he worked for IBM in the U.S. and Sydney, Australia.  It was during a two-year trip around the world that Jaime realized his passion for art.  The great museums of the world provided the inspiration that eventually led to a full-time career as an artist with a specialty in portraiture.

He has painted most of the past presidents’ portraits for the University of Memphis which hang in the Administration Building, and several others for the University Library that include Dr. Shirley Raines and Governor Ned McWherter: Vanderbilt leaders, Ohio State University leaders and Illinois University Chancellors.

The artist maintains a studio in Memphis, Tennessee.


Patricia is a contemporary figurative artist working in the classical tradition of oil painting. For

commissioned portraiture, she enjoys the process of getting to know her subjects and employs technical rigor and detailed draftsmanship to capture his or her spirit.

Patricia applies classical painting techniques and aesthetic principles to capture the presence of the

sitter from life. Patricia’s work is finely rendered and volumetric, even sculptural in appearance, as she captures the presence of the sitter in a particular space. Patricia believes that “in commissioning a portrait, one is setting aside a special time to preserve and celebrate our human experience.”

Patricia’s portrait commissions include the astronomer Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin for Harvard

University; the journalist and anti-lynching campaigner Ida B Wells for the Kennedy School of

Government; and Mayor Clarence Harmon, for the St. Louis City Hall.

Patricia has exhibited at galleries and institutions worldwide such as Hirschl & Adler and

The Forbes Galleries in NYC, Galerie Albert Benamou in Paris, and John Pence in San Francisco. Her work is currently on tour in China in an historic presentation of American Realism, Contemporary American Realism, which opened in September 2012 at the Beijing World Art Museum. Patricia’s solo museum exhibit: Myths & Individuals was on view in two venues in 2011-2012: St. Louis University Museum of Art, and The Forbes Galleries, NYC.  In 2013, her work was included in the “Nocturnes” exhibit at the National Arts Club, and will be featured in a solo show at Dacia Gallery NYC, in June.



Dr. Henry Kissinger, as Chancellor of College of William & Mary

Secretary of State, James A. Baker III, U.S. State Dept. & The Baker Inst., Rice University

and portrait of Mrs. Susan Baker, Houston, Texas

Secretary of State, Lawrence Eagleburger, U.S. State Department, Washington, D.C.

Secretary of Energy, Don Hodel, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.

The Honorable Jon Corzine, Governor of New Jersey, Goldman Sachs collection, NY

The Honorable Lynnwood Holton, former Governor of Virginia

Senator Roman L. Hruska, U.S. Senator from Nebraska

Congresswomen Lindy Boggs, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

Abraham Lincoln, official portrait for the U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.

Ms. Debora Lehr, U.S. Negotiator for trade with China, State Department, Washington, D.C.

Quinn H. Tamm, Assistant Director, Federal Bureau of Investigations


Tom Meeker, CEO of Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky

Arthur V. Ferrara, Director, Guardian Life Insurance Company

John Weekly & Thomas Skutts, Past CEOs of Mutual of Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska

Enrique Iglesias, President of the Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C.

John Evans, Co-founder of C-Span

Jon Boscia, Chairman & CEO, Lincoln Financial Group, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ronald Ferguson, CEO, General Cologne Re, Stamford, Connecticut

Mark B. Bierbower, Esq., Hunton & Williams, Washington, D.C.

Charles Newhall, Founding General Partner, New Enterprise Associates, Baltimore, Maryland

Stan Klinefelter & Jay Griswald, Presidents, Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, Maryland

John Brinling, Jr. & Jeffrey Ludrof, CEOs of Erie Insurance Group, Erie, Pennsylvania


James A. Baker III, Baker Institute, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Father Joseph Sellinger, President, Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland

Professor Riccardo Giacconi, President of Associated Universities, Washington, D.C

Dr. Lloyd Elliot, President, George Washington University,Washington, D.C.

Dr. Max Castillo, President of Houston University, Houston, Texas

Robert Vagt, President of Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina

Robert L. Caret, President of Towson University, Baltimore, Maryland

Dr. Bart Luedeke, President of Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Mr. Colgate Darden & Deans Haigh & Higdon, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia

Dr. Joseph Fink, President of Dominican University of California, San Raphael, California

Dr. Jesse Rogers, President of Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas

Dr. Herbert Adams, Chancellor, North Florida State Universities

Four presidents of Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas

Thomas Cooley, Dean of the Stern School of Business, New York University

George Daly, Dean of the Stern School of Business, New York University

Dr. Howard Frank, Dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business, Univ. of Maryland

Dr. Edgar A. Starke, Jr., University Professor & Oglesby Pro. of Materials Science, University of VA

Dr. Nino Masnari, Dean of the School of Engineering, North Carolina State University

Dr. Richard Owens, President of Heidelberg College, Tiffin, Ohio

The Honorable Charles Thomas, Supreme Court of Virginia, Painted for UVA Law School

John Warden & James Slaughter, University of Virginia Law School

Harry van Beek, CEO, University of Virginia Health Services Foundation, Charlottesville, Virginia

Jim Anders, donor, University of South Carolina

Six portraits of donors, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

Zach Young, Headmaster of Wesleyan School, Atlanta, Georgia

Colonel Harrison W. Kimbrel, Headmaster of Brandon Hall School, Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. George E. Conway, Headmaster of St. Anne's-Belfield School

Ms. Sindey Garton, Headmistress, St. Luke's School, Culpeper, Virginia

Ludlow Baldwin, Headmaster, Gilman School, Baltimore, Maryland

Malcolm Coates, Headmaster, Landon School for Boys, Bethesda, Maryland

Mr. Glenn Ballard, Headmaster, Kincaid School, Houston, Texas


The Honorable Judge Bruce Black, District Court of New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Honorable James Schneider, United States Bankruptcy Judge, Baltimore, Maryland

The Honorable Douglas Ginsburg, U.S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

The Honorable Mueke Barker, Supreme Court of Tennessee

The Honorable Mary Ann Cohen, Chief Judge, U.S. Tax Court, Washington, D.C.

The Honorable J. Frederick Motz, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Baltimore, Maryland

The Honorable Lapsley W. Hamblen, Jr., Chief Judge, U.S. Tax Court, Washington, D.C.

The Honorable Arthur Gajarsa, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, D.C.

The Honorable Judge Frederick M. Smalkin, U.S. District Court, Baltimore, Maryland

The Honorable E. Stephen Derby, United States Bankruptcy Judge

The Honorable Judge Marvin J. Garbis, U.S. District Court, Baltimore, Maryland

The Honorable Judge John Pratt, U.S. District Court of Washington, D.C.


General Carl E. Vuono, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, The Pentagon

General Gordon Sullivan, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, The Pentagon

General William Harzog, Army School of Americas

General William J. Germann, Medical Commander, Andrews Air Force Base


Dr. Ronald Jensch, Jefferson Medical University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dr. Richard Edlich, Professor Emeritus of Plastic Surgery, University of Virginia

Dr. Edward Brickell, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia

Dr. Richard Ranney, Dean of the Dental School, University of Maryland

Dr. Donald Riopel, Sanger Clinic, Charlotte, North Carolina


Michael is a national award-winning portrait artist who is in the front ranks of American portrait painting. A native of South Carolina, Michael has painted more than 800 portraits in his 35+ year career. His works    can be found in many state capitals, state supreme courts, universities, banks, hospitals, boardrooms and private collections. Distinguished subjects include Bill Gates, Senators Strom Thurman, Richard Shelby,   and Pat Roberts; Governors Carroll Campbell, Robert McNair, and Jim Edwards; Congressmen Henry   Hyde and Bryan Dorn, and Congressmen Gerald Solomon and Bill Young can both be found in the U.S. Capitol. He has also painted House Speakers Robert Sheheen and David Wilkins.


Portrait of Sir John Miller

Governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley

Former of Governor of North Carolina, Beverly Perdue

W. Stuart Smith, Executive Director MUSC Medical Center

Thomas W. Warlick, USAR

Captain Richard Westmacott

The Honorable Chief Justice Karen Williams

The Rev. Donald McPhall

Glenn Mosack, CEO of Apollo Valves

James S. Konuros


Everett Raymond is a native New Yorker who began his career at age 16, drawing comic books and hundreds of book and magazine illustrations, as well as covers for paperback books. As one of the “golden age” era of comic book artists, his illustrations for magazines, including The Shadow and Doc Savage, have influenced the pop art school.

He studied at the Art Students League, where he later taught from 1969 to 1974. Everett Raymond ultimately made the transition to portraitist, and soon established himself as one of the nation’s foremost portrait painters. For over four decades, Everett Raymond also has devoted time to painting landscapes and watercolors.

Among Everett Raymond’s more than 1200 portraits are such well-known personalities as Tony Bennett, Carol Burnett, James Cagney, Betty Ford, Gene Hackman, Katharine Hepburn, Lady Bird Johnson, Paul Newman, Peter O’Toole, Gregory Peck, and John Wayne. Others include authors Arthur Miller, Ayn Rand, Tennessee Williams, and Tom Wolfe; Supreme “Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Harry Blackmun; business and government leaders such as John D. Rockefeller III, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, 6 U.S. Governors, four US Secretaries of State and the presidents of universities and colleges including Brown, Harvard, Oklahoma, Princeton, Smith, Wellesley, Williams, and Yale.

Everett Raymond has painted more than 50 cabinet officers, more than any artist in the country’s history. Seven Presidents – Richard Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush – have posed for him. His portraits of Ford and Reagan are the official White House portraits.

He was awarded honorary doctorates by Rollins College in 1983 and the Lyme Academy College of Art in 2002. The National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., has acquired 75 of his original works for its permanent collection. He is also represented in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Butler Institute of American Art, Brooklyn Museum, etc.

Memberships include: National Academy of Design (N.A.), Allied Artists of America, American Watercolor Society, Pastel Society of America (Hall of Fame), Audubon Artists, Copley Society of Boston, National Arts Club.

In 1999, Everett Raymond received the Copley Medal from the Smithsonian, Nation Portrait Gallery, its highest honor.

Many PBS stations are airing a recent documentary on his career. Recent portrait commissions include Tony Bennett, Donald Trump, Sandy Weill (Weill-Cornell Medical Center), Tommy Lasorda for the National Portrait Gallery, Christopher Plummer, and the official City Hall portrait of Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.


Mary was educated at Wellesley College and earned an M.F.A. from Boston University School of Fine Arts. For the next ten years she lived and worked abroad in Cairo, Egypt, Oxford, England, and Vienna, Austria, exhibiting widely. In 1985 when she returned to the U.S., she began her study of portrait and the figure with portrait painter, Paul Ingbretson.


B.A. - Wellesley College, 1973, studio art and art history major
M.F.A. - Boston University School of Fine Arts, 1976, painting major
Private Study with portrait painter Paul Ingbretson, a modern master of the Boston School tradition, Boston, Massachusetts 1985-1997


2003 - Guild of Boston Artists, Edmund Tarbell Prize for Painting for The White Vase2001 - American Society of Portrait Artists, National Competition, Honorable Mention, 4th Place for 
Woman in Pink
1998 - The Washington Society of Portrait Artists, WSPA National Competition, Honorable Mention for Portrait for Ben1998 - First Prize for Painting for Woman with Pearls, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Foundation Show, National Arts Club, New York, New York1999 - John Stobart Foundation Grant Recipient, followed by one artist show at The Kensington - Stobart Gallery, Naples, Florida - March, 2001


February, 2005 - Feature article on portraits in American Artist
2004 - Featured in International Artist's book "100 Ways to Paint Flowers and Gardens"
April, 2001 - "Portrait Painting" published in Artist's Magazine; Page 45


Guild of Boston Artists
The Copley SocietyAmerican Society of Portrait Artists
Portrait Society of America