MISSOURI ATHLETIC CLUB SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR PORTRAITS 2016 & 2017
To honor each recipient, the MISSOURI ATHLETIC CLUB has a portrait drawing created of the Sports Personality of the Year.
As a professional artist, I am thankful and honored to be creating the Sports Personality of the Year Portraits for the MAC!! Thank you very much to the Missouri Athletic Club for giving me this opportunity.
Vladimir Tarasenko MAC Sports Personality of the Year 2016
Since 1970, sports fans have been gathering at the Missouri Athletic Club to honor the annual Sport's Personality of the Year. The MAC Sport’s Personality of the Year Dinner, was created by Jack Buck who acted as Master of Ceremonies for the first 32 dinners. The event is now in his name.
The list of some past recipients are: Bob Gibson (1970), Whitey Herzog (1982), Jackie Joyner-Kersey (1988), Brett Hull (1990) and Kurt Warner (2000)... to Vladimir Taresenko (2016) and Yadier Molina (2017).
VLADIMIR TARASENKO MAC Sports Personality of the Year 2016
YADIER MOLINA MAC Sports Personality of the Year 2017
When it is time to deliver a finished portrait, oftentimes there will be an unveiling celebration. Well, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to enjoy a very special unveiling party for Mr. Bob Costas! The opportunity to paint sports celebrity figures is always fun, but this was an extreme honor to paint this special portrait for Mr. Bob Costas, in honor of the Costas Cancer Center. Thank you Cardinal Glennon for giving me the opportunity.
The party was for Mr. Bob Costas celebrating his incredible 26 years of dedication for the Bob Costas Benefit for SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center. As a gift and tribute, a portrait was presented to him.
The Costas Center was built and is supported through the Bob Costas Benefit, which has raised millions for cancer care at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center.
A special thank you to Cardinal Glennon Medical Center, Mr. Bob Costas and Suzy Gorman for the use of the selected photos.