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Ellis Wilson

 (1899 - 1977)
Ellis Wilson was active/lived in New York / United Kingdom.  Ellis Wilson is known for Afro-naive to mod figure, animal, painting, illustration.

Biography  
Ellis Wilson


The following, submitted October 2005, is from Albert Sperath, curator of the March 2000 Wilson exhibition at Murray State University and biographer of the artist:  The Art of Ellis Wilson, University Press of Kentucky.


A once-acclaimed Kentucky-born artist who captured the black culture in the Southeast and Haiti of his time, Ellis Wilson is little-known in his home state today. To remedy this neglect and to celebrate the centennial of his birth, he became the subject of a February through March 2000 exhibition premiered at Murray State University in the Clara M. Eagle Art Gallery, 25 miles southeast of Mayfield, birthplace of the artist.  The exhibition, organized by Albert Sperath, Director of t  ...  Displaying 750 of 7186 characters.



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About  Ellis Wilson

Born:  1899 - Kentucky
Died:   1977
Known for:  Afro-naive to mod figure, animal, painting, illustration