Portraits of Courage:
A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors

December 21, 2019 - January 20, 2020

This December, Crystal Bridges will feature Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors, an exhibition which brings together full-color portraits painted by President George W. Bush that honor the sacrifice and courage of America’s military veterans since 9/11.

The exhibition rises from President Bush’s outreach and ongoing work through the Bush Center’s Military Service Initiative. It seeks to examine the invisible wounds veterans experience and the realities they face after returning home and beginning their transition from military service to civilian life. The artworks will be on view at Crystal Bridges for free in the Modern Art Gallery for a limited time this December and January.

Sponsored By

Neff & Scarlett Basore, Bass Pro Shops, Paul & June Carter Family, James Dyke & Helen Porter,
Jackye & Curtis Finch, Jr., James Freeman & Barbara Yates, Charles & Shannon Holley,
Randy & Valorie Lawson / Lawco Energy Group, Lisenne Rockefeller, Lee & Linda Scott,

Lamar & Shari Steiger, and Stephen & Claudia Strange

Credits

Sergeant Daniel Casara, Oil on gesso board, 14 x 18 inches, U.S. Army, 1994-2008
Lance Corporal Timothy John Lang, Oil on stretched canvas, 24 x 36 inches, U.S. Marine Corps, 2005-2010
Sergeant First Class Ramon Padilla, Oil on gesso board, 14 x 16 inches, U.S. Army, 2000-2009
Sergeant Leslie Zimmerman, Oil on stretched canvas, 20 x 24 inches, U.S. Army, 2001-2004
Sergeant Michael Joseph Leonard Politowicz, Oil on stretched canvas, 18 x 24 inches, U.S. Marine Corps, 2010-present
Sergeant First Class Michael R. Rodriguez, Oil on stretched canvas, 24 x 36 inches, U.S. Army 1992-2013