On August 16, 2018, The world received the tragic news of the passing of Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul. Fans all around the world mourned the loss of the legacy. From politicians- both Republican and Democrat to musicians from a spectrum of genres, and of course artists, that paid tribute in the best way they know how: to create. Enjoy the beauty of this portrait of Aretha by editorial illustrator, Jeffrey Smith who captures the true character of Aretha as a forever treasured American icon. 

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“Aretha Franklin”