Portrait of Baldacci unveiled at Maine State House
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This photo provided by the Maine Governors office shows the official portrait of Governor John E. Baldacci unveiled at the Maine State House in Augusta on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Maine Governors Office, Tiffany Bates)
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This photo provided by the Maine Governors office, Governor John E. Baldacci greets artist Jean Pilk of Cape Elizabeth during his official portrait unveiling at the Maine State House in Augusta on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010. In the background center is Donna McNeil, Director of the Maine Arts Commission. (AP Photo/Maine Governors Office, Tiffany Bates)
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AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Gov. John Baldacci’s official portrait shows a photograph of his family in the background and a plaque with his father’s words, “What have you done for the people today?”
The portrait of the outgoing governor was unveiled Saturday at a ceremony in the State House Rotunda.
Baldacci selected Jean Pilk of Cape Elizabeth to paint the portrait. Her past commissions include former Secretary of Defense Colin Powell.
Pilk was one of 17 artists who sent in portfolios to the Maine Arts Commission for consideration.
It was the first time a portrait unveiling occurred while the sitting governor is still in office.
Paul LePage succeeds Baldacci as governor next month.