Monthly Archives: March 2017

M.F.A. alum Anthony Moll reviews George W. Bush’s “Portraits of Courage”

In a recent piece for ‘Noise,’ an arts blog from the City Paper, UB alum and adjunct writing instructor Anthony Moll, M.F.A. ’14, offers his take on Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors, the new book by former President George W. Bush. The book is a collection of portraits of U.S. military veterans who have served since 9/11 painted by Bush himself, and includes short essays about each of the soldiers he depicted.

While the book has been billed as Bush’s tribute to veterans, Moll—who served eight years in the U.S. Army—says that the book “seems to be less about the paintings, and more about a man’s attempt to amend his place in our memory.”

Read the article: Portrait of the war president as an artist.