Mayor Ron Dellums
2006, Mixed media on canvas, 30″ x 40″
This portrait of Hon. Ronald Vernie “Ron” Dellums, former Congressman (1971 – 1998) and Mayor of Oakland (2007 – 2011), was commissioned by members of Gamma Chi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. as a gift in association with his receiving the Alpha Phi Alpha Living Legend Award in recognition of his service in government. It was initially unveiled at a Living Legend Award ceremony in 2006 and finally presented to him on his 80th birthday celebration in 2016.
Mayor Dellums and his portrait at his Alpha Phi Alpha Living Legend Award ceremony, San Francisco, 2006
Mayor Dellums presented with his portrait during the celebration of his 80th birthday, Oakland, 2016