Obituaries

Marshall Bouldin, 89, artist had work in White House

President Nixon, with his wife, Pat, admired a small painting of their daughters, Julie and Tricia, along with a larger version created by portrait artist Marshall Bouldin in 1970.
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President Nixon, with his wife, Pat, admired a small painting of their daughters, Julie and Tricia, along with a larger version created by portrait artist Marshall Bouldin in 1970.

CLARKSDALE, Miss. — Portrait artist Marshall Bouldin III, whose paintings have been displayed in the White House and more than 400 public and private collections throughout the country, has died. He was 89.

Officials with Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, Miss., said Mr. Bouldin died Monday at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.

He was once cited by The New York Times as ‘‘the South’s foremost portrait painter.’’

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He worked on his family’s cotton farm until becoming a full-time portrait artist in 1956. He painted the likenesses of more than 800 people, including William Faulkner, Governor William F. Winter of Mississippi, former US House Speaker Jim Wright of Texas, and President Richard Nixon’s two daughters, Tricia and Julie.

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Mr. Bouldin was the first inductee of the National Portrait Artist Hall of Fame.