Oil on canvas
18″ x 24″
Visionaries are seers of future realities. Pierre Charles L’Enfant was a French expat who served under George Washington in the American Revolutionary War. He was commissioned to design a capital building for the new government of the United States—instead, he designed an entire city. His vision was bold, but it overwhelmed more pragmatic leaders and available finances. Though sacked by more pragmatic leaders, his design was maintained.