Portraits of Heroes

View these faces and study how each artist presents his/her chosen hero. Ask each student to pick two portraits that resonate with them, identify the sitter and then discuss their hero traits in the classroom 


Abraham Lincoln

Portrait of Abraham Lincoln by Robert Shetterly and from Americans Who Tell the Truth

Chief Joseph Hinmton Yalektit by Robert Shetterly

By: Robert Shetterly
Portrait of Chief Yalektit by Robert Shetterly, Americans Who Tell the

Eleanor Roosevelt for President!

By: Marilyn Huerta
Huerta's portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt for President! is strong and sympathetic

Albert Einstein by Marilyn Huerta

By: Marilyn Huerta
The world renown physicist and scientific innovator Albert Einstein as portrayed by Marilyn Huerta

Ron Kovic by Robert Shetterly,

By: Robert Shetterly
Ron Kovic, author, activist and peacemaker is painted by Robert Shetterly for Americans Who Tell the with Ron's words indicting war in the background

Rachel Carson by Roberty Shetterly,

By: Robert Shetterly
Often referred to as "The Mother of the Environmental Movement," Carson worked hard to raise awareness of the environmental and health risks caused by chemicals

Nelson Mandela-Freedom, Peace by Ben heine

By: Ben Heine
Portrait by artist Ben Heine of the global leader and South African peacemaker Nelson Mandela that illustrates the themes of Freedom and Peace

Alice Walker by Robert Shetterly,

By: Robert Shetterly
Alice Walker, African American author of Color Me Purple, painted by Robert Shetterly

Maya Angelou

By: Sergio Benenson

Barack Obama- Martin Luther King Jr. by Ben Heine

By: Ben Heine from Belgium
Ben Heine pays homage to great African-American civil rights heroes Martin Luther King and Barack Obama

Wangari Maathai by Guinevere D from Henrietta, NY

By: Guinevere Devlin
Portrait of Kenyan environmental and women's activist Wangari Maathai

Malala by Marilyn Huerta

By: Marilyn Huerta
Malala the young activist who champions girls' education worldwide is painted by Marilyn Huerta

Bob Dylan, 2016 by Marilyn Huerta

By: Marilyn Huerta
Portrait of Nobel Laureate songwriter Bob Dylan by Marilyn Huerta

Emma Gonzalez by Madeline Chu. Boys&Girls Club, LB

By: Madeline Chu
Emma Gonzalez- Spokesperson for March For Our Lives

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