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Nelson Shanks, painter of presidents and royalty, dies at 77


Associated Press

ANDALUSIA, Pennsylvania (AP) -- Nelson Shanks, a painter renowned for his portraits of prominent figures ranging from presidents to a pope to royalty, has died....full story
updated 2015-08-31 06:22 AM
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