An American painter, whose father is Yoruba, Kehinde Wiley, has unveiled his painting of President Obama.
Another African-American painter, Amy Sherald, commissioned to paint Michelle Obama also unveiled the former First Lady’s portrait.
Barack and Michelle Obama both attended the unveiling of their official portraits at Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.
Former US President Obama said his portrait by Kehinde Wiley, who is known for his Old Master-style depiction of African-Americans, was “pretty sharp”.
“Wow!” said Mrs Obama of her painting by Amy Sherald, another black artist, whose work addresses social justice.
Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks were among guests at the unveiling.