Jon R. Friedman • Artist

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Current and Upcoming Events

The portrait of Sharon Prost, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit was unveiled at the Court on October 20, 2017.

2300 Sharon Prost Unveiling Ceremony-2 (October 20, 2017)



The portrait of Harold Varmus will be unveiled at the National Cancer Institute in the winter of 2018.

Portraits currently in progress:

Alvin A. Schall, Senior Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the Banking and Finance Committee of the House of Representatives. 



Recent Events


May 19, 2017: Portrait of President Tori Haring-Smith was unveiled at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, PA.

May 11, 2017: Portrait study for the commissioned portrait of Leon Gorman, the former CEO of L.L. Bean which was gifted by the artist to Bowdoin College (Gorman's alma mater) was dedicated and unveiled.

On May 1, 2017 the auditorium at the National Academy of Sciences was renamed The Fred Kavli Auditorium. The Kavli Foundation headquartered in Oxnard, CA, gifted my portrait of Fred to the Academy to hang at the entrance to the auditorium.

Spring 2017: Portrait of Carolyn Lamm was unveiled at the University of Miami Law School.

March 2017: Portraits of former President Jerry Hultin and Katepelli Sreenivasan were unveiled at the Bern Dibner Library of NYU Tandon (formerly Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute).

February 2017: Private portrait commission of Bill Kahane, CEO of Metropolitan Wealth Management, was completed.

November 2016: The National Portrait Gallery acquired a preliminary study for my portrait of Ben Bernanke commissioned by the Federal Reserve Board, and a preliminary study for my portrait of Larry Corey commissioned by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Institute, for their permanent collection. 

Fall 2016: Portrait of the Honorable Ray Clevenger was installed at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 

June 14, 2016: Portrait of Larry Corey was unveiled at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA. 

May 2, 2016: Portrait of Ralph Cicerone was unveiled at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC.

March 31, 2016: Portrait of Ben Bernanke was unveiled at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC.

December 2014: Portrait of Ted Turner was unveiled in a ceremony at the National Portrait Gallery.

November 2014: Portrait study of Leon Gorman, was acquired by the National Portrait Gallery. 

September 2014: Portrait of the Honorable Paul L. Friedman was unveiled in a ceremony at the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.







About Jon Friedman

2076 Self Portrait January 2012

Jon R. Friedman paints landscapes, figure paintings, and commissioned portraits. He also creates assemblages and constructions and site-specific installations. Friedman has studios in both New York City and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. See Jon Friedman's Resumé for more information.

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