Shimon Peres (b. 1923)

His office, Ministry of Defense, Jerusalem
15 October 1976

Peres served twice as the Prime Minister of Israel (1984-86, 1995-96), and, in 2007, was elected the country’s ninth President. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994.

At the time of the sitting, Peres was Minister of Defense. He was very pleased with the portrait and was astonished to see ‘how it looked like a real oil painting.’

Photo © The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation

Photo © The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation