Artist Wendy Allen explores her 35-year experience creating portraits of Abraham Lincoln. Wendy Allen painted her first portrait of Abraham Lincoln in 1983. The 16th president soon became the focus of her art, and she has painted hundreds of images of him. In 2007 she left a career in educational publishing to paint full time. Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Rolland Lecture Series, Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Portraits.