September 18, 1988 |
President Reagan and his wife, Nancy, have chosen New York artist Aaron Shikler to paint their formal White House portraits, presidential spokesman Marlin Fitzwater has announced. "This is done traditionally for all presidents through the White House Historical Assn. and they have arranged for this again this year," Fitzwater said. Of the $100,000 cost, $40,000 is being paid by the association, and the remainder has been contributed by an anonymous donor, said Elaine Crispen, Mrs.