Herbert E. Abrams (March 20, 1921 – August 29, 2003) was an American artist. He was one of the leading portrait artists of his era known for his style of traditional realism. His works included the official White House portraits of former presidents Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush. During his prolific career, he painted more than 400 portraits, including those of General William Westmoreland, playwright Arthur Miller and astronaut Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. Abrams also painted a great many still life examples like the one above.
As a general rule paintings really require a physical examination to determine authenticity and medium, Abrams is known to have painted on masonite board, canvas board as well as traditional stretched canvas. This one was painted on masonite and was verified as an original, it sold at auction for $950.00