Early Republic

Gilbert Stuart, The Skater (Portrait of William Grant), 1782, oil on canvas, 235.5 x 147.4 cm (National Gallery of Art)
Depicting his subject in motion was a departure from the norm, making this painting the talk of the town.

Gilbert Stuart, The Skater

Thomas Jefferson, Monticello, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1770-1806 (Photo: Rick Stillings, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
In addition to being an politician, Jefferson was an ardent supporter and practitioner of classical architecture.

Thomas Jefferson, Monticello