The Rising of the American Spirit

Nutley Artist Billy Lopa Unveils New Painting

The Rising of the American Spirit by Billy Lopa Nutley, NJ-based artist Billy Lopa unveiled his painting, The Rising of the American Spirit, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 911, at the Nutley Historical Society on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021.

Lopa donated this painting to the Nutley Historical Society where it will proudly hang in the Nutley Museum along with the paintings of other great Nutley artists dating back to the late 1800s and The Enclosure Artists' Colony.

This artwork honors our heroes and first responders along with everyone affected by this tragedy. Lopa said he hopes his painting brings back the oneness of our nation after the tragedy and how we all worked together.

Lopa has put brush to canvas to create vivid imagery of sports figures, Hollywood stars, and superheroes and villains. The renowned artist said his talent has brought him to many special places including Super Bowls and meeting great athletes such as Muhammad Ali. Lopa said he is humbled by the doors his art has opened for him.

His passion, however, incredibly extends beyond the capturing of images in motion. He has expanded his experience and expertise to uniquely reflect iconic figures in American history and beyond. His inspiration for his work is the miracle of life, which has recently contributed to his hunger and design of his paintings.  

The Nutley artist continues the long line of artists that called Nutley home. Lopa makes Nutley proud.

For more information about the artist, visit: William Lopa | Fine Art and Sports Artist | USA


THE RISING OF THE AMERICAN SPIRIT by Nutley NJ-based artist Billy Lopa

Nutley NJ Firemen view THE RISING OF THE AMERICAN SPIRIT by Nutley NJ-based artist Billy Lopa

Nutley NJ Firemen view THE RISING OF THE AMERICAN SPIRIT by Nutley NJ-based artist Billy Lopa with family

Muhammad Ali painting by Nutley NJ-based artist Billy Lopa, on display

Muhammad Ali, Bob Marley, Marilyn Monroe paintings by Nutley NJ artist Billy Lopa

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