Peterson’s portrait officially unveiled

WASHINGTON — Collin Peterson’s official portrait was unveiled earlier this week, and honestly, it’s quite an accurate likeness.

The enduring likeness of Peterson shows him standing against an ornate railing in a blue shirt, tie and slacks, jacket slung over his shoulder, against a backdrop swirl of trees that part at the top left enough to show the Capitol dome.

The portrait was done by Leslie Bowman, a Minneapolis-based portrait artist who also painted the portrait of former Rep. Jim Oberstar, which now hangs in the House Transportation Committee room.

Former committee chairs are among the select few lawmakers afforded the perk of an official U.S. Capitol portrait, and Peterson’s will now hang for posterity in the Agriculture Committee hearing room alongside portraits of that panel’s former chairs.

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