Portfolio: Historical Portraits by Zahradka Art

There are many amazing and inspiring people throughout history. People who actually existed and made a difference in the world. When creating an historical piece, we look towards those people of courage, strength, and imagination, involved in the arts, sciences and politics. We comb through many old photos and images looking for just the right look, the one that captures the subject's personality. We pay close attention to historical details to create the most accurate and pleasing portrait possible.

This list of artworks is sortable — click on the header to sort the list! Larger images of all artworks are available. Click on the thumbnails for more information.

Catalog of Historical Portraits
Title / Description Medium Year
Admiral Nelson (miniature) Admiral Nelson (miniature)

A miniature of Lord Nelson. Done with watercolor on synthetic ivory.

This original artwork (2" high x 1.5" wide) is available for purchase. Contact us!

Watercolor and Gouache2016
Jane Austen Jane Austen

A miniature portrait created using several of the drawings and paintings created of her in the past, This is a water color gouache on synthetic ivory.

This original artwork (1.5" high x 1 3/8" wide) is available for purchase. Contact us!

Watercolor and Gouache2016
Napolean Napolean

Portrait of Napolean Bonapare. Done in graphite. The original is 11"x14" and is available framed at $200

Prints of “Napolean” are available!

Graphite Pencil2015
Jefferson Jefferson

Portrait of Thomas Jefferson. Done in graphite pencil. Original is 11" x 14" and is available for sale framed at $200

This original artwork (14" high x 11" wide) is available for purchase. Contact us!

Prints of “Jefferson” are available!

Graphite Pencil2015
King Geaorge King Geaorge

Portrait of King George the III of England. Done in Graphite 11" x 14" Original is available framed at $200

Prints of “King Geaorge” are available!

Graphite Pencil2015
Jackson Jackson

Portrait of Andrew Jackson showing him before becoming President. Done in graphite pencil the original is 11" x 14" and is available for sale framed at $200

This original artwork (14" high x 11" wide) is available for purchase. Contact us!

Prints of “Jackson” are available!

Graphite Pencil2015
The Rifleman The Rifleman

A portrait of a British Rifleman from around 1812. The painting is done on board using hand ground oil paints made only from pigments available at the time.

This original artwork (24" high x 18" wide) is available for purchase. Contact us!

Prints of “The Rifleman” are available!

Oil on Canvas2013
H.G. Wells H.G. Wells

Portrait of HG Wells, famous science fiction author. Portrait is pencil on bristol board.

Prints of “H.G. Wells” are available!

Graphite Pencil2011
William Shakespeare William Shakespeare

A drawing I created based on the recently discovered Cobbe portrait of William Shakespeare. Though the original portrait is still debated, I do not think one can imagine a better image of the Poet.

This original artwork (20" high x 17" wide) is available for purchase. Contact us!

Prints of “William Shakespeare” are available!

Graphite Pencil2010
Darwin Darwin

Portrait of Charles Darwin.

This original artwork (20" high x 16" wide) is available for purchase. Contact us!

Prints of “Darwin” are available!

Oil on Canvas2008
Master Funakoshi Master Funakoshi

Portrait of Gichin Funakoshi, Funakoshi is the founder of modern Shotokan Karate. He developed the style and teaching methods still in use today.

Graphite Pencil2008
Annie Oakley Annie Oakley

Portrait of Annie Oakley (born Phoebe Ann Mosey), the famous sharpshooter and touring member of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show from 1885 until 1901.

This original artwork (20" high x 16" wide) is available for purchase. Contact us!

Prints of “Annie Oakley” are available!

Graphite Pencil2006
Jules Verne Jules Verne

Portrait of pioneering science fiction author Jules Verne, the writer behind classic novels Journey to the Center of the Earth, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in 80 Days. Popularly known as the "Father of Science Fiction."

This original artwork (20" high x 16" wide) is available for purchase. Contact us!

Prints of “Jules Verne” are available!

Graphite Pencil2006
Charles Dickens Charles Dickens

Portrait of famous Victorian author Charles Dickens. Author of "Our Mutual Friend", "David Copperfield" and the creator of characters such as the infamous Ebenezer Scrooge, among many others.

This original artwork (20" high x 16" wide) is available for purchase. Contact us!

Prints of “Charles Dickens” are available!

Graphite Pencil2006
Houdini Houdini

Portrait of famous magician and escape artist Harry Houdini. The Hungarian-born magician is widely considered the greatest escapologist ever, but also gained great fame from his efforts in debunking spirit mediums!

This original artwork (20" high x 16" wide) is available for purchase. Contact us!

Prints of “Houdini” are available!

Graphite Pencil2006
Mark Twain Mark Twain

Portrait of author Mark Twain, the curmudgeonly American author also known by his birth name, Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Best known for his novels "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and it's companion "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", but also well known for biting wit and incisive satire.

This original artwork (20" high x 18" wide) is available for purchase. Contact us!

Prints of “Mark Twain” are available!

Graphite Pencil2006
The Piper The Piper

Portrait of highland bagpiper from turn of the century.

This original artwork (20" high x 16" wide) is available for purchase. Contact us!

Prints of “The Piper” are available!

Graphite Pencil2006
Gandhi Gandhi

Portrait of Mohandas Gandhi, also known as Mahatma - "great soul." Mahatma Gandhi was the author of the non-violent philosophy Satyagraha, a philosophy of passive, peaceful resistance to evil.

Prints of “Gandhi” are available!

Graphite Pencil2006
Albert Einstein Albert Einstein

Albert sits with his hands clasped in front of him, looking both thoughtful and knowing

This original artwork (16" high x 20" wide) is available for purchase. Contact us!

Prints of “Albert Einstein” are available!

Graphite Pencil2004
Amelia Amelia

Portrait of Amelia Earhart

This original artwork (24" high x 18" wide) is available for purchase. Contact us!

Prints of “Amelia” are available!

Graphite Pencil2004
Hubert Humphrey Hubert Humphrey

Portrait of Hubert Humphrey. Senator from Minnesota and Vice President.

Prints of “Hubert Humphrey” are available!

Graphite Pencil2004
Mr. Lincoln Mr. Lincoln
Graphite Pencil2004
Paul Wellstone Paul Wellstone

Portrait of Paul Wellstone. Former Senator of Minnesota.

This original artwork (20" high x 16" wide) is available for purchase. Contact us!

Prints of “Paul Wellstone” are available!

Color Pencil2004

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