(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
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