White House Christmas Scene
The Christmas Tree is lit in DC and visitors gather around to celebrate in this unique painting by folk artist, Patricia Palermino. Bring the excitement of the Christmas season in our nation's capital home with this original image.
- Set of ten 5" x 7" note cards
- 16" x 13" Lithograph Art Print signed by the artist, numbered and ready for framing
The Artist: Patricia Palermino has produced a unique collection of American folk art from her studio in Alexandria, Virginia for 20 years. Using vibrant colors, Palermino creates an array of magical scenes that combine a whimsical spirit with a hint of nostalgia. Her art has been recognized and sold to many public and private collections, such as the White House, the American Museum in Bath, England, and the National Archives, among others and has been reproduced onto note cards, folk art posters and more recently, puzzles. Bring her celebration of America home today with these fine products.
White House History: True to the egalitarian spirit of the young country, the original White House architect, James Hoban, was selected through a public contest. It has been the official Presidential domicile ever since John Adams took up residence in 1800. Despite the fact that British troops burned the building in 1814, the White House has been rebuilt, enlarged and refurbished over the years and now contains 132 rooms. Only five of these rooms are open to the public: the oval Blue Room, East Room, Green Room, Red Room, and the State Dining Room, and the building is encircled by over 18 acres of grounds. Over the years, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has alternately been known as the President's Palace, the President's House, and the Executive Mansion. The building has always been a white house, but it did not become known officially as such until Theodore Roosevelt had this engraved on his stationery in 1901.