Portraits of Presidents and Dignitaries by Americo Makk and Eva Makk

Americo and Eva Makk are among the most respected portrait artists in the world. For decades, they have been the artist of choice of scores of celebrities and dignitaries. Notably, Americo and Eva Makk have been selected to paint portraits of United States Presidents.

President Carter by Americo Makk

Portrait of President Carter by Americo Makk

Americo’s painting of President Carter was presented to the White House by Hawaii’s Governor Aryoshi in 1979. This portrait now is in the collection of the Jimmy Carter Museum and Presidential Library in Atlanta, Georgia.
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President Reagan by Americo Makk

Americo Makk and Eva Makk standing next to President Reagan's portrait by Americo Makk in the Reagan Museum Library in Simi Valley

Americo Makk and Eva Makk next to President Reagan's portrait by Americo Makk in the Ronald Reagan Museum and Library in Simi Valley.

Eva Makk, Americo Makk and A.B. Makk with President Reagan in the Oval Office

In 1984 President Reagan personally received the Makk family at the White House. He held a special reception in the Oval Office for the Makk family, unveiling the portrait of President Reagan by Americo Makk. The United States flag was flown over the White House in the Makks’ honor, and the flag was presented to the Makk family in an official White House ceremony.

President Reagan and Nancy Reagan by Eva Makk

Eva Makk painted the First Family, President Reagan with Nancy Reagan.Today, these portraits are on view at the Ronald Reagan Museum and Presidential Library in California.
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Senator Daniel Akaka by Eva Makk

Portrait of Senator Daniel Akaka by Eva Makk

Eva Makk was commissioned by the National Kidney Foundation Hawaii to paint Senator Daniel Akaka. Senator Akaka was the first U.S. senator of Hawaiian ancestry. The portrait was unveiled at Senator Akaka's 93rd birthday party. It will hang in the National Kidney Foundation Resource Center in Kapolei. Senator Akaka was a big supporter of the Kidney Foundation.