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Portrait Artist L.A. Cline Receives Smithsonian Institute Honor

L.A. Cline was commissioned to recreate a portrait of The Honorable Judge Aronovitz that will be on permanent display in the lobby of the Sidney M. Aronovitz United States Courthouse located in Key West, Florida, which was renamed in his honor on February 22, 2010.

Originally from Key West, Florida, Federal Judge Sidney M. Aronovitz was nominated by President Gerald Ford to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida on August 4, 1976.

L.A. Cline scanned the Original Memorial Pastel Painting of Federal Judge Aronovitz and sent a Giclee print to the Director of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.

The Curator of Prints and Drawings sent L.A. Cline’s print and information to the Smithsonian American Art and Portrait Gallery Library to be included in the “Living Artists File” where certain Artist’s are recommended to all that request future Commissioned Portraits.

You can view the image of Federal Judge Aronovitz at
Go to “IN THE NEWS” to read his biography and press release.