Former President Obama's image painted by Robert McCurdy.

Portrait of Michelle Obama by Sharon Sprung.

The history-making portrait of former President Barack Obama is unlike that of other US Presidents and their spouses.

Official White House portraits of former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama appeared during the ceremony.

Their first joint visit to the White House since 2017 was chosen after the departure of Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.

Barack and Michelle Obama made the first joint return to the White House for official sources to unveil.

McCurdy said it took at least a year to paint Obama.

Photographs of Barack Obama taken on the state floor of the White House on site were illustrated by painting.