Paint Ronald Reagan for the Cover

Shikler had made quite a name for himself when Time Magazine asked him to paint Ronald Reagan for the cover of its 1980 “Man of the Year” issue. The president-elect wore a cowboy shirt and belt buckle that he liked, but dozed off while sitting for the portrait – as did his assistant, according to Shikler.

“I thought, ‘what the hell am I going to do now?’” Shikler recalls. He ended up scraping the furniture against the floor, waking Reagan, who then stood up in the pose Shikler ultimately captured.