The leaders of the free world are known for their strength, diligence, charisma, and their intellectual capacity. However, their artistic ability is rarely spoken about.
That may change fairly soon, as an art auction show will be featuring pieces from both of the these presidents alongside one another. Their original pieces will be displayed and sold at Heritage Auctions' Americana & Political Memorabilia auction.
The first comes from President Trump, however it was created before he was elected to the Oval Office. Trump donated the piece to a charity in 2005, and though it is merely a doodle, it is expected to fetch at least $15,000 at the event. It actually looks quite good.
The piece was drawn over a decade ago and featured the New York City skyline alongside the Hudson river, complete with the city's iconic yellow cabs, pedestrians, and even some trees in a tender reflection of the city he was born in.
However, it is believed that even with the high estimated value, the work of former president John F. Kennedy will sell for many times more than the amount Trump's piece will get.
John F. Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States from 1961 until 1963 when he was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald. He was a statesman for many years before and is remembered for the incredible political legacy that he left behind.
He supported the Civil Rights Movement, oversaw the Cuban Missile Crisis, and led the country in one of the most perilous times in its young history, the Cold War.
In this exhibit, however, it is his artistic prowess that is on display. The original oil painting was created in 1955 and bears his signature. The landscape is of an unnamed coastal city, and is only one of two paintings ever made by the late president.
It is expected to sell for over $50,000 at the auction, after hanging at his brothers, Robert F. Kennedy's home for years.