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One Year – 100 Portraits

One Year – 100 Portraits

Tony with Dave Keon
Tony with Dave Keon
Tony with Frank Mahovlich
Tony with Frank Mahovlich
Tony with Denis Savard
Tony with Denis Savard

The National Hockey League and Montreal Canadiens on November 18th, 2017 hosted an event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the League. It was the first-ever public display of the 100 Greatest Player portraits done by Tony.

Representing the Original Six roots of the NHL, Hall of Famers were Ray Bourque (Boston Bruins), Yvan Cournoyer (Montreal Canadiens), Rod Gilbert (New York Rangers), Dave Keon (Toronto Maple Leafs), Frank Mahovlich (Detroit Red Wings), and Denis Savard (Chicago Blackhawks).

Recent Articles

The New York Times

The NHL needed 100 Portraits.  So Tony Harris got to work.

By Stephen Smith

The NHL gives artist the commission of a lifetime.

By Dave Stubbs

The Ottawa Citizen

Tony Harris’s year of painting furiously: The Ottawa artist has completed portraits of NHL’s 100 greatest

By Andrew Duffy


Rory McIlroy received Tony’s original painting of the 18th hole upon winning the 2019 RBC Canadian Open at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club.

The Hendersons

Brittany and Brooke Henderson with Tony.  The painting was presented to Brooke as a gift for her participation in the Kevin Haime Kids to the Course Golf Classic.

Tony & the late Jean Béliveau

Jean Béliveau graciously signs Tony’s original work of the “Le Gros Bill” for a Montreal charity auction.

Three Cups in Two Terms

Tony was commissioned by the Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Club to commemorate the team winning three Stanley Cups in Barack Obama’s two terms as the US President.  On February 18, 2016, Tony’s good friend and coach of the Blackhawks, Joel Quenneville, presented the work to Mr. Obama in the White House Oval Office.

Band of Brothers

Daniel Alfredsson, Chris Phillips, Chris Kelly and Chris Neale surprise Wade Redden with a painting commemorating his 1000th game before Ottawa’s final season game in Boston, May 28, 2013.

Tony with Sidney Crosby

Sidney Crosby with Tony and the painting for winning the Ted Lindsay Award for the 2013-14 NHL season, awarded annually to the league’s most outstanding player in the regular season as judged by the members of the NHL Players Association.