The greatest artist in tennis, Roger Federer, had his portrait painted by a real artist. Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard painted a Roger Federer picture to near perfection and he did in just four minutes!
Blanchard put on the display during the Swiss Venture Club’s (SVC) Entrepreneur Award in Zurich. The final painting went up for auction and was won by accounting firm Ernst and Young for 16,100 Swiss francs which will go toward the Roger Federer Foundation which supports children in Africa.
“This is seriously cool art!” Federer said via Facebook.
“Federer has a distinctive face that fits with his competitive nature and strong character,” said Blanchard who needed four days to prepare for the show. “He is relatively easy to paint.”
After helping Switzerland to victory in Davis Cup where they’ll move to on play in Australia in September, Federer is preparing for his next event the Rogers Cup in Montreal next month.
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