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Ellis Wilson: So Much To Paint
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c. 1954
Oil on panel
22.5" X 28.75"
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

“He stuck it out. This is a man with a vision at a very early age. And he got beat up by the cities he lived in, in terms of how much energy he put into his art and how little he reaped back in his lifetime. He should be remembered for the sort of pleasure he knew that he could leave behind, [and because] he kept making the pictures.... I think he knew that his paintings would have a life of their own and beyond him. So they are treasures. Anyone who leaves us treasures like these should be celebrated.”
Margaret R. Vendryes, KET interview


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