George Washington (Athenaeum)

Painter: Gilbert Stuart

Year: 1796

Stuart's painting is the exemplar for Washington's portrait on the dollar bill. It is thus arguably the most reproduced American painting of all time. Stuart was also concerned with the dollar. Recognizing the appeal of his Athenaeum portrait of Washington, he chose not to finish it; instead, he devoted his time to making as many copies of it as possible. Dollar, dollar bill y'all!