How exciting..My portrait of Jim Thorpe, The Greatest Athlete of the 20th Century,
is now in the collection of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton,
Ohio. Jim Thorpe would be so very pleased to know that his portrait will hang at the Hall of Fame. Jim was truly an icon and an incredibly gifted athlete in every sport. He played for the Canton Bulldogs and was first president of the NFL (first known as American Professional
Football Association). In 2011, my portrait of Jim Thorpe, won the Founders Award at the National Art Museum of Sport. I am very honored to have my portrait of Jim at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.The portrait now hangs proudly just outside the Hall of Fame Inductee Room.
Jim Thorpe's portrait outside the Hall of Fame Room
"Jim Thorpe, The Greatest Athlete of the 20th Century"
In this award winning portrait I have placed some of the sports he excelled at around his portrait and have added his Native American name, Wa-tho-huck, meaning Bright Path
Jim Thorpe's presence is everywhere at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Here in this photo is Jim greeting all that enter.
Standing with Jason Aikens, the Collections Curator with the portrait of Jim Thorpe
Jim Thorpe's uniform and championship silver bowl
Jim Thorpe's Football sweater
This sculpture of Jim Thorpe is in the center and heart of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Jim Thorpe's Hall head sculpture in the inductee Hall of Fame Room
Jim Thorpe's Olympic jacket
The Pro Football Hall of Fame, Canton Ohio
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