George Washington c Kristin Helberg 2017 oil on canvas
George Washington was truly a renaissance man. Apart from being our first President, he was very interested in agriculture, trying out new plants and trees in his gardens at Mt. Vernon with attempts to produce better fruits and vegetables.
He was also involved in the interior decoration at Mt. Vernon, choosing the colors for walls, and picking out furniture and china designs. He even brought over a young indentured servant from England to do all the vinegar graining in the foyer of Mt. Vernon that can still be viewed to this day. All this and the man was reputed to be a very elegant dancer.