I recently ran across the paintings below by fine artist Andy Thomas, in which he imagines what it would be like if some our presidents were alive at the same time and got together to relax, laugh, and play poker with each other – separated by political party.  These are really delightful works of art and Mr. Thomas has done a great job of accurately capturing each of these presidents in an imaginary moment of enjoyment together.

Democratic presidents. Counterclockwise around the table beginning in lower left: Jimmy Carter, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Andrew Jackson, Harry S Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson, Woodrow Wilson, Bill Clinton, John F. Kennedy

 

Republican presidents. Counterclockwise around the table beginning in lower left: George H.W. Bush, Abraham Lincoln, Gerald Ford, Richard M. Nixon, Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan

I’m grateful to Andy Thomas for the permission to include these images on my blog.  Images are owned by Andy Thomas at www.andythomas.com. The artist has other interesting political drawings as well.