The painting measures about 31 x 34 overall. It has been shown in the Gilcrease Museam in Tulsa, the Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art in Mo. as well as in a number of smaller shows. I have a file on this painting including a letter from Charles Banks Wilson in 1994, wherein he tried to repurchase it "for sentimental reasons". I also have several coffee table books about Wilson's work which include this painting and can be included with the sale. Mr. Wilson was declared an "Oklahoma Treasure" during the 2001 Oklahoma Governor's arts awards.
Mr. Wilson taught art at the NE Oklahoma College in Miami, Ok. While there, he created this painting and later gifted it to his friend, John Wallace.
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Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
Charles Banks Wilson (American, 1918-2013)
"Sugar in the Gourd"
oil (on canvas? panel?)
signed lower right
31 by 34 inches, framed
CONDITION: appears to be in good condition
EXHIBITIONS: Gilcrease Museam (Tulsa, Okla); Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art (Fayette, Mo).
PROVENANCE: once in the collection of John Wallace, friend of the artist
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