Saturday, January 25, 2020

Sketches from the Impeachment Trial

Art Lien for New York Times.
Art Lien has been a witness to history as he sketches the impeachment trial in Washington, DC.

Art Lien says: "Some members took up a second activity, like fidget spinning or doodling.”

He says that he is only allowed to bring simple drawing tools into the Senate chambers to produce the line work. He is forced to paint the washes later from memory.



Art Lien's normal beat is the Supreme Court. Here's a video profile (Link to YouTube).


Most professional courtroom sketch artists work in federal jurisdictions, as many state courts have allowed cameras to cover their proceedings. 
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5 comments:

Stephen and Nyree said...

I like his pictures of the supreme Court, especially the fictional ones at the world cup, it start wars opening.

Stephen and Nyree said...

Star Wars

ZenManYo said...

Of course, Trump was born on Flag Day. I wonder who else might have been. :-)

Unknown said...

Thank you for the mention, James Gurney. I'm a huge fan of your blog, having learned so much from it. -Art

Marcia Potere said...

His work is amazing and depicts people’s expressions better than any photography. I always look forward to seeing his drawings. What a talent!