FDNY’s ‘valor, dignity, diversity’ on view in art show

article-fire3-0402Alexander Millar Everyday Heroes NYC painting of Tracy Lewis is called Power & Glory.


Nearly 20 years of experience with New York’s Bravest has put firefighter Tracy Lewis, of Engine 240 in Brooklyn, in a state of perpetual readiness.“You never know what you’re going to walk into and face,” she told the Daily News.Lewis, 45, the second-ever black female firefighter to be promoted to lieutenant in FDNY history, comes face-to-face Tuesday with her own image at “Everyday Heroes NYC,” an exhibit at the New York City Fire Museum.

Lewis’ likeness is among 15 portraits and cityscapes by Scottish artist Alexander Millar, whose work often depicts working men and women. The 57-year-old artist’s paintings and sketches make up his first show in New York.

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