Sofitel has exclusively collaborated with celebrated artist Maggie O'Neill, displaying paintings from her First Lady Collection in the windows of the Opaline Bar & Brasserie, as well as her new portrait of former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis featured above their front desk.
Maggie O'Neill, a local Washingtonian visual artist, entrepreneur and designer, is known for her iconic impressionistic artwork highlighting famous Washington D.C. landmarks and leaders. In 2012, Maggie was called to personally present her painting of Barack Obama to then President Obama. Maggie is also a community leader, as she consistently gives back by paying her artistic vision and ability forward for all to admire.
"I am so excited to partner with Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square to celebrate our First Ladies who, though often overlooked, have each played a significant role in shaping our nation and our views on domestic partnership and influence in the White House," said artist Maggie O’Neill. "The power of women and women in power is a large focus of my work and storytelling is my goal. I hope my vibrant and colorful depictions of these women sparks curiosity and conversations around their lives, legacy and historical impact."