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Ellis Wilson: So Much To Paint
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Kentucky Muse

South Carolina Mules

c. 1945
Oil on board
20" X 24"
Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC

“He did not paint on site. What he did was draw sketches and take notes, write colors as words, [then] go back into his studio in New York and shut himself off. And what people who have been to his studio have mentioned [is] he had little light in his studio. And to see his pictures and think that they were created in very little light, you would be surprised. It was an inner light.”
Margaret R. Vendryes, KET interview

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