Tulsa, OK – Portrait of Okla artist Wilson to be unveiled
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Senate officials are unveiling the latest piece of artwork at the Oklahoma Capitol a portrait of Oklahoma artist Charles Banks Wilson.
The painting by Oklahoma artist Mike Wimmer will be dedicated Wednesday afternoon in the Senate chamber.
An Arkansas native, the 93-year-old Wilson's paintings are scattered throughout the Capitol, including large murals and portraits of famous Oklahomans Jim Thorpe, Robert S. Kerr, Will Rogers and Sequoyah in the fourth-floor rotunda. Wilson is expected to attend the unveiling.
The painting is sponsored by Howard and Billie Barnett of Tulsa and commissioned by the Oklahoma State Senate Historical Preservation Fund.
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