Brick artist paints masterpiece of 9-11 victim Father Michael Judge

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BRICK TOWNSHIP, NJ (BRICK PD) – Our very own local artist from Brick, Louis Riccio, painted this scene from 9-11 in the early 2000s. This past Tuesday, Mr. Riccio donated this painting to our police department. It will be posted in a public space for all visitors to the municipal building to view.

Mr. Riccio is an accomplished artist who has been involved with several important art organizations, including the Audubon Artists National Art Society, American Artists Professional League and the Ocean County Artists Guild.

This painting portrays the rescue of Father Michael Judge as he was rescued from the rubble of the World Trade Center by fire and police personnel. The medium is oil on masonite. An image of the original photograph, which is a fairly famous image from 9-11, can be easily found online.

We’d like to humbly thank Mr. Riccio for this profound and generous gift that will grace the walls of this municipal building for all to appreciate.