"From the Hart"
Portrait of Frederick Hart
46" x 34", Oil on Canvas
The National Medal of Arts recipient, 
please click on the Medal  
Ambassador Michael Novak officiated the unveiling of the portrait of F.Hart and the 'Cross of the Millennium'.
Pope John Paul II Cultural Center,
Washington, DC
Unveiling of a Life Sketch of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
Photo  by Albert,  Washington, DC
With Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn and Mr. & Mrs. R. Doerter
With Mr. & Mrs. Bob Chase and Lindy Hart
With Michael Novak - internationally acclaimed author, speaker, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
With Prince and Princess Obolensky
Pre-unveiling of Frederick Hart's portrait in the Hart/Babailov project
at the Russian Embassy in Washington, DC
Copyright  ©  Studio Babailov

"From the Hart"
Portrait of Frederick Hart
and the Cross of the Millennium
Collection: Pope John Paul II Cultural Center
Washington, DC
The Mass with Cardinal Adam J. Maida, President of
Pope John Paul II Cultural Center
Pope Benedict XVI by Igor Babailov
With Cardinal Adam J. Maida at the Apostolic
Nunciature / the Vatican Embassy, Washington, DC
“Frederick Hart was a great artist, a people’s artist, a visionary and professional, and friend of Pope John Paul II.  Igor Babailov’s evocative portrait of the real Hart—and his open-handed gifts to the world—is a splendid tribute.” 
~  Ambassador Michael Novak
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Across the room from Hart's portrait, hangs
the portrait of Pope John Paul II
by artist Nelson Shanks.
The induction of Frederick Hart's portrait into Pope John Paul II
Cultural Center