|"Funeral Procession" by Ellis Wilson (1950, Oil on Composite Board)|
His work can be found in the Smithsonian’s National Gallery of Art, The White House and his painting Funeral Procession was featured in the American television NBC sitcom The Cosby Show. Ellis Wilson was an Mayfield, Kentucky native artist born on April 20, 1899.
Wilson attended Kentucky State College, the Chicago Art Institutewas, was apart of the Harlem Artists Guild, worked in an aircraft engine factory and was commissioned to create triptychs for US Army and Navy chaplains. Most of all he was an exceptional artist who had been awarded fellowships and had won many awards for his works.
Many of us artist take many titles an professions like Artist Ellis Wilson but not every one embraces his or her own artistic abilities like Artist Ellis Wilson. Ellis Wilson's painting 'Funeral Procession' was featured in the American television NBC sitcom The Cosby Show., in Season 2, 'The Auction'.