Ronald Reagan and The American Ideal

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9781929619412: Ronald Reagan and The American Ideal

Renowned American artist Steve Penley presents a passionate and beautiful portrait of Ronald Reagan that transcends politics. As Andrew Breitbart writes, "Penley's respectful and inspiring Ronald Regan portraits would fit as well on the wall of a Nebraska farmhouse as they would in the living room of a Park Avenue patron." Penley's collection captures Reagan's optimistic "morning in America" outlook while reminding Americans who they are and who they can be.

Influenced by the television and movie heroes of his childhood who portrayed the classic struggle of good versus evil, Penley's paintings give a new life to the familiar faces of history. His audience will see Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington in a fresh light. Penley also shows how counterculture and celluloid icons such as Jimi Hendrix and John Wayne help tell the rich story of American history, and how icons from a wide range of backgrounds reflect the ingenuity and creativity that is uniquely American. Penley's paintings are a celebration of the American spirit.

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Steve Penley was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and attended the University of Georgia and the School of Visual Arts in New York. His art has appeared in galleries in Atlanta, Washington D.C., and New York and in public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe. he received a 2000 Georgia Author of the Year award for his first book, Penley. His work has appeared in the books Dooley's Playbook, Vince Dooley's Garden, and The Reconstruction of America. Penley lives in Carrollton, Georgia.

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"In these beautiful pages, you will find a book not just about Ronald Reagan but about our fundamental American ideals. Steve Penley's bold and vibrant portraits depict Ronald Reagan at every stage of his storybook life, our nation's founding fathers, and many of the distinctly American icons we most revere." --Newt Gingrich

"The brilliance of Penley is that he brings a modern flourish to America's history. it's especially heartening to see a young modern American artist who hearkens to the past while speaking in a modern vernacular." --Andrew Breitbart

"The brilliance of Penley is that he brings a modern flourish to America's history. it's especially heartening to see a young modern American artist who hearkens to the past while speaking in a modern vernacular." --Andrew Breitbart

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