President Joe Biden on the night of his inauguration, Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Childe Hassam
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in the Oval Office, April 12, 2021
View in Montmartre, Paris, 1889, Princeton University Art Museum
President's House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. George Washington's bow window (not depicted) is echoed in the shape of the Oval Office.
Washington Arch, in Washington Square Park, c. 1893
Theodore Roosevelt Executive Office and Cabinet Room, c. undefined1904
Rainy Day, Boston (1885), Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio, with "an uncanny resemblance" to Caillebotte's 1877 Paris Street; Rainy Day
Taft Oval Office, completed 1909. Nearly identical in size to the modern office, it was damaged by fire in 1929 and demolished in 1933.
Late Afternoon, New York, Winter, c. 1900. Brooklyn Museum
Location of the Oval Office in the West Wing.
Snowstorm, Madison Square, c. 1890
Franklin D. Roosevelt in the newly completed Modern Oval Office, December 31, 1934.
Celia Thaxter in her Garden, 1892, Smithsonian Institution
Plaster ceiling medallion installed in 1934 includes elements of the Seal of the President of the United States.
August Afternoon, Appledore, 1900
Caroline Kennedy and Kerry Kennedy beneath the Resolute desk in 1963. Note the Truman carpet.
The Ten
President Truman receiving a marble bust of Simon Bolivar from a Venezuelan delegation, December 27, 1946
Church at Old Lyme, oil on canvas, 1905
President Barack Obama with Oval Office artwork, September 28, 2012
July Fourteenth, Rue Daunou, 1910
The Oval Office floor has been replaced several times, most recently during the administration of George W. Bush. The 2005 installation, based on the original 1933 design by Eric Gugler, features a contrasting cross pattern of quarter sawn oak and walnut.
The Water Garden, c. 1909
Location of the Yellow Oval Room on the second floor of the White House. A number of presidents used this as their private office or library.
Self-Portrait, 1916, National Gallery of Art
The Yellow Oval Room about 1868 used as President Andrew Johnson's private office.
Portrait photograph of Childe Hassam, between 1911 and 1936
The Yellow Oval Room as President Grover Cleveland's private office, 1886. Note the Resolute desk before the 3 windows.
The Avenue in the Rain, oil on canvas, 1917. The White House
The Yellow Oval Room as President Franklin D. Roosevelt's private office, 1933.
Hassam's The Avenue in the Rain hanging on the wall of the Oval Office, 2009
Exterior of the West Wing (circa 1910s), showing the curve of the Taft Oval Office.
A Back Road, Brooklyn Museum
President Hoover views West Wing fire ruins, January 15, 1930.
Meadows, Brooklyn Museum
West Wing expansion, 1934.
Montauk, Brooklyn Museum
Exterior of the Oval Office from the South Lawn, July 15, 2006.
The Gorge, Appledore, Brooklyn Museum
George Washington (1776) by Charles Willson Peale
Sterling Turner
George Washington ({{circa}}1823) by Rembrandt Peale
Celia Thaxter's Garden, 1890, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
City of Washington from Beyond the Navy Yard (1833) by George Cooke
The Victorian Chair
Eastport and Passamaquoddy Bay ({{circa}}1840) by Victor De Grailly
Summer Sunlight
Andrew Jackson (1845) by Thomas Sully
Waiting for the Hour (1863) by William Tolman Carlton
Mt. Beacon at Newburgh, 1916
Passing the Outpost (1881) by Alfred Wordsworth Thompson
April - (The Green Gown)
The Broncho Buster (1895) by Frederic Remington
Girl in a Modern Gown, 1922, National Gallery of Art
Abraham Lincoln ({{circa}}1915) by George Story
The Avenue in the Rain (1917) by Childe Hassam
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1947) by Frank O. Salisbury
Earthrise (1968) by William Anders
John F. Kennedy's children visit the Oval Office
The Oval Office during the presidency of Gerald Ford
President Richard M. Nixon and Bob Hope play golf in the Oval Office, a tradition harking back to the tenure of Lyndon B. Johnson
President George W. Bush chose a more muted color palette than his predecessor, using shades of taupe, celadon and navy.
One of many hand-shake photos in front of the fireplace. President George W. Bush sitting to the viewer's right, the guest (Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda) to the left, March 2003. One of the rare images where there is fire in the fireplace.
A panoramic view of the Oval Office, January 26, 2017. President Donald Trump is seated at the Resolute desk.

Passing the Outpost (1881) by Alfred Wordsworth Thompson, a Revolutionary War genre scene of a carriage stopped at a British checkpoint, hung in Gerald Ford's office, and in Jimmy Carter's and Ronald Reagan's. The Avenue in the Rain by Childe Hassam and Working on the Statue of Liberty by Norman Rockwell flanked the Resolute desk in Bill Clinton's office and did the same in Barack Obama's. Avenue in the Rain currently hangs beside the Resolute desk in Joe Biden's office.

- Oval Office

On entering the White House, Barack Obama chose to display it in the Oval Office.

- Childe Hassam
President Joe Biden on the night of his inauguration, Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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The Avenue in the Rain, 1917

The Avenue in the Rain

The Avenue in the Rain, 1917
Barack Obama working at the Resolute desk in the Oval Office in 2009, with the painting to his right
The Fourth of July, 1916
Flags on Waldorf, 1916
Avenue of the Allies, 1917
Flags, Fifth Avenue, 1918
Allies Day, 1918
Rue Montorgueil à Paris. Fête du 30 juin 1878
Rue Saint-Denis, fête du 30 juin 1878

The Avenue in the Rain is a 1917 oil painting by the American Impressionist painter Childe Hassam.

It was in the President's Dining Room for many years and hung in the Oval Office during Bill Clinton's, Barack Obama's, and Donald Trump’s terms, as well as currently under Joe Biden's term.