THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the First Lady
1995 WHITE HOUSE CHRISTMAS CARD FEATURES THE BLUE ROOM
Washington, DC -- The 1995 White House Christmas Card is a reproduction of Thomas McKnight's "White House Blue Room." Featuring the Blue Room, the casein on canvas painting was done especially for this year's Holiday Card. (Casein is the mixing of paint pigment with a milk protein.) The card was printed by American Greetings at its Corbin, Kentucky plant and will be sent to approximately 300,000 families.
American artist Thomas McKnight, who lives in Palm Beach, Florida and Litchfield, Connecticut, also created the 1994 Holiday Card, which featured the Red Room. Mr. McKnight began working on this year's Holiday Card in February. In 1982, McKnight was one of thirty artists selected to paint Easter eggs for a White House and Smithsonian exhibit, and his 1988 serigraph "Constitution" was chosen as the official image for the U.S. Constitution Bicentennial. A print of the serigraph by McKnight hangs in the private quarters of the White House.
The Democratic National Committee paid for all production and mailing costs associated with this year's card. Reproduction of the 1995 White House Christmas Card must credit the artist, Thomas McKnight.