Breonna taylor portrait artist. Alexis franklins portrait of breonna taylor was chosen by oprah winfrey to grace the cover of the magazine the first time in the magazines history where winfrey was not on the cover. In 2016 she became the first woman and first african american to win the outwin boochever portrait competition which led to her painting michelle obama for the national portrait gallery in 2018. Wtvm a columbus artists work is gaining national attention after her portrait of breonna taylor is gracing the cover of vanity fair artist amy sherald first gained national. Taylor 26 was killed in march by police who raided her kentucky.