Tony Capparelli Contributes Centerpiece at NJ Devils Martin Brodeur Celebration

Brodeur Ceremony

NHL landmark goalie presented artwork by Tony Capparelli during on-ice ceremony.

Artist Tony Capparelli was commissioned by the NJ Devils to paint a portrait of goalie Martin Brodeur for a live, televised ceremony at the Prudential Center in Newark this past Friday. The painting was presented before a sold-out audience, and was unveiled by team ownership. Capparelli's painting included a portrait, as well as Brodeur in several poses, depicting his first game as a Devil in their original uniform. Prominently featured was the record-setting number '552' in gold at the top of the artwork.

This marks the third NJ Devils ceremony that Capparelli's artwork was featured this season. Previously Brian Rolston, and Mike 'Doc' Emrick were honored and presented paintings by Capparelli during live, on-air celebrations.

Tony Capparelli is an artist and educator, who has been featured in the Robb Report Magazine, as well as Leaf's TV Canada, and Fox Sports NY. He is a recipient of Art Direction Magazine's Award for Excellence, and will be included in Martin Dawber's THE BIG BOOK OF CONTEMPORARY ILLUSTRATION  published this Fall.

Tony Capparelli is an instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. He also conducts drawing classes at Seton Hall University.