Emma Dent is the development coordinator for the Clayton Century Foundation and a visual arts contributor to St. Louis Magazine. She holds an A.B., summa cum laude, in art history and archaeology from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.A. in art history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she was a Distinguished Graduate Fellow.
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The first woman to paint the official portrait of a U.S. president, Greta Kempton also painted Cabinet officials, governors, senators, the head of the Atomic Energy Commission, two Postmasters General, a Supreme Court justice, several university presidents, and a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. But what would have happened if she had painted a self-portrait?