This exhibition presents works by several portrait artists who capture the likeness of heroes of the September 11th disasters from the Fire Department of New York and the New York Police Department. The Face of Courage is an ongoing project whose intentions
are to provide families of fallen uniformed rescue workers with portraits of their loved ones and,
and organize these paintings in a traveling commemorative exhibition that will honor and celebrate the lives of the heroes while reminding the nation of the magnitude of loss.
All contributing artists are highly qualified professionals with excellent resumes. They are donating their time and talent in support of the families and in solidarity with all Americans who have come together in the face of this tragedy.
Above all, this project is dedicated to the selfless and courageous individuals who made the supreme sacrifice.
Project Director Barbara Marcus as well as all of the other artists and volunteers, sincerely hope that these portraits will provide a measure of solace to the recipient families for generations to come.
This exhibit will travel to additional venues. Donations are needed to help defer such expenses as transportation. Please call 410-836-4428 for further information on how your tax deductible donation can help support. More information at
By Michael Economos
James Riches, Firefighter, Ladder 114 (Assigned)
Engine 4 (Rotation)