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Russ Wilhite

Russ Wilhite

Russ was born in St. Louis Missouri in 1922 and then moved to Memphis where he showed promise at an early age that artist. A local organization, dedicated to promoting the arts awarded him a scholarship to attend the Memphis Academy of arts in the late 1930s. His work and travels have taken him such widely diverse places as New York, Rome and Tokyo. Newspapers, television stations, advertising agencies, animation studios and other collectors have bought his work.

Russ is narrowed his activities in the art field down to make the zone gallery wrap frames, stretching the candidates and painting the Canada service with acrylic paint. Russ paints a variety of subjects including landscapes and figures, often telling a story with his paintings. His favorite subjects at present are centered on banjo, guitar and fiddle who figures may be human, animal or even insect. This allows room for humor and bright colors and most of all affords him the opportunity to do his work in a satisfying and enjoyable manner.

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