Barack and Michelle Obama have attended the unveiling of their official portraits at Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. Former US President Obama said his portrait by Kehinde Wiley, who is known for his Old Master-style depiction of African-Americans, was "pretty sharp". "Wow. Watch video · Former first lady Michelle Obama and artist Amy Sherald stand next to Obama’s portrait at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post). Doreen St. Félix writes about Amy Sherald’s official portrait of the former First Lady Michelle Obama, which will hang in the National Portrait Gallery, in Washington, D.C.