Dead Presidents Collection 

Dead Presidents refers to the historic icons that are prominently featured as engravings on  U.S currency.

This phrase was popularized in the 1995 film about  some Vietnam veterans who returned home to the disillusionment of many that had served.  These individuals decided to rob banks…the place where the Dead Presidents could be found. 

This collection features full color portraits from the original engravings for each bill ($1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100) painted in a new style which poses a fresh approach to portrait painting.  This new style combines oil painting techniques with the look and feel reminiscent of woodcuts and engraving, and literally brings the canvas to life.

This exhibit is available for special events, corporate meetings, grand openings and other gatherings of people where having an artistic ambiance would enhance the experience of those attending.  Contact the artist at johnrieder@johnwaynerieder.com.