CustomMade contributions to the George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum

By May 17, 2013

April 25th marked the opening ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. The celebration was attended by five Presidents, five First Ladies, many members of the press and an enthusiastic and elite crowd. The museum recently opened to the public with various interactive exhibits and artifacts from the Bush administration.

The George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum

Darren Hussey of All Classics Ltd  created busts of former Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Dwight D. Eisenhower and former UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Darren was enthusiastic about creating the busts, but he had no idea about the high profile nature of the request when he expressed interest. A seasoned bust-making veteran, Darren set to work and didn't disrupt his normal work flow to finish these prestigious busts.

Presidential busts

Peter Miller of P.H. Miller Studio Frame Makers replicated several frames that former President Bush had hanging in the office, including frames that held the painting of Rembrandt Peale's rendition of Washington, Abraham Lincoln by George H. Story, and three other frames that held paintings that reminded President Bush of his native state of Texas. Tons of research went into the frame reproduction including trips to San Antonio and Washington D.C. to study and research the original frames.

Peter Miller frame

Finally, Arthur Nichols of WoodNicheWorks  used a solid block of clear vertical grain fir to duplicate the Presidential call box that follows the President from the Oval Office to big meetings.

George W. Bush Oval office.
George W. Bush call box

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