Beginning with a request from the Reagan administration, Tom W. Freeman's original art and prints on naval subjects have been hanging on various White House walls since 1986. From that time he has delivered 51 pieces to be displayed in the White House mess, the White House military office, the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, and other parts of the West Wing.
Two weeks before the inauguration of President Barack Obama, Mr. Freeman Delivered "Roosevelt's Messenger," his rendering of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8) launching Doolittle's Raiders in 192. And in honor of the new President's hometown and state capital, he is currently at work on his new painting of the USS Chicago (CA-136) and USS Springfield (CL-66) steaming into Malta in the 1950s. With the arrival of the new administration, the editors present here a representation collection of Mr. Freeman's White House art.