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 Charles Banks Wilson  (1918 - 2013)

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Lived/Active: Oklahoma/Arkansas      Known for: portrait and Native American painting, illustration

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Charles Banks Wilson is a well-known Oklahoma artist known for his contribution to the Indian art world.  Growing up with a blind grandmother, Wilson learned to interpret the details of life both verbally and artistically.  Wilson has sought out the last of the "pure bloods" and captured them 'forever' in his lithographs and paintings.

Wilson's art depicts the people, animals and landscapes of Oklahoma as well as the Southwest.  His paintings, drawings and prints take the viewer back to the early days of Oklahoma statehood, and his bold palette and dramatic patterns are intended to express the energy and excitement of the state's history.

Wilson is best known for his murals in the rotunda of the Oklahoma State Capitol and his portraits of Will Rogers, but is recognized also as a painter, printmaker, magazine and book illustrator.

Wilson's 1979 painting of Rogers, which became known as the Southwestern Bell painting, was commissioned for one-million telephone book covers, and the original was donated to the Will Rogers Memorial in Pacific Palisades, California where it is on permanent exhibit.  In 1992, Charles Banks Wilson completed a 7-foot, oil on canvas portrait of Will Rogers for the Will Rogers Memorial Museum, which also acquired twenty-two sketches of the country philosopher from the artist.

Oklahomans of whom Wilson has done portraits, in addition to Rogers, include Thomas Gilcrease, Carl Albert, Robert S. Kerr, Sequoyah and Jim Thorpe.  Wilson is a Fellow of the International Institute of Arts & Letters, Geneva, Switzerland, a member of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Western Heritage Award from the Cowboy Hall of Fame.

He has received the Governor's Art Award, a Distinguished Service Citation from the University of Oklahoma, and has been inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating awarded him the title of Oklahoma Cultural Treasure.

He has exhibited widely, including the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art in Shawnee, Oklahoma.  His painting, Pow Wow Afternoon, portraying behind-the scene activities at a Quapaw campground in northeastern Oklahoma, is in the collection of the Stark Museum in Orange, Texas.

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