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Artwork Celebrates 125 Years of ND Football

Nov 7, 2012, 8:49 AM EST


Tim Cortes with his two Notre Dame pieces – the 125
panoramic “Honor and Tradition” and the helmet image “Strong and True.”

Earlier this year, the university commissioned artist Tim Cortes to create a panoramic celebrating 125 years of Notre Dame football. The “Honor and Tradition” artwork (displayed above) uses prisma-color pencil and measures five feet long by one foot high.

The artwork includes familiar Irish football faces, including Knute Rockne, The Four Horsemen, Ara Parseghian, and Lou Holtz, as well as several iconic campus landmarks, including Touchdown Jesus and the Golden Dome. It is being featured in segments on each of the six game day program covers for Irish home games this season.

Though not originally planned, the Minnesota native also recently completed the “Strong and True” helmet drawing show above.

Cortes was on campus during the Michigan weekend and WNDU’s Kate Chappell has more on this exciting project.

You can also check out the July article in his local paper, the Duluth News Tribune and visit his Facebook page for more information. Prints of both images can be purchased through his website,

Cortes will be back at Notre Dame next Saturday prior to the Wake Forest game. Stay tuned for details in the coming days.

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