Benjamin McCready is one of the world's leading portrait painters. In a career spanning four decades, he has earned international acclaim for his stunning portraits of distinguished statesmen, corporate leaders, and educators.
Four United States presidents have selected him to paint their portraits. His portraits are part of more than 500 collections, both private and public, in more than 40 states and in 16 countries around the world. His paintings are included in the collections of many of America's most renowned museums, historic buildings, public institutions, and universities.
To commission an oil portrait is an exciting, rewarding experience, a special event you will always cherish. Whether the portrait you commission is an executive portrait that honors achievement, demonstrates success, or continues tradition, or a personal portrait that shows affection, the portrait you commission from Benjamin McCready will be treasured forever.
We invite you to commission a portrait by Benjamin McCready and join a most distinguished group of clients. A single photo session at your location is all that is needed to paint your portrait. When your portrait is finished we will be happy to assist you in choosing the perfect frame and advise you on the best way to care for and maintain your portrait. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Please call or e-mail at your convenience.
Ben McCready learned to paint from his parents, both trained, degreed, award-winning artists and educators. He has been married since 1985 to Anne Gray McCready, a writer and editor. In addition to serving on educational, civic and cultural boards and commissions, Ben is active with several local and national charitable organizations and foundations. To "relax" Ben plays tennis and hockey (though not quite as well as his clients Andy Roddick and Wayne Gretzky), and he especially enjoys hiking and biking with his wife Anne. Their son Bo received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin and is an administrator with the Madison Metropolitan School District. Bo's wife Brittany teaches second grade in a Madison suburb.