|Terrence Miller Clark's masterpiece portrait of Will Rogers|
America mourned, but for Okies the loss was even greater-- they were everyone's heroes, idolized during the tough Depression years.
|The photo Dad used to draw from|
As far as I'm concerned Dad, a relatively unknown poor Okie boy, set the example that Charles Banks Wilson years later followed or whatever for a much less detailed but famous color portrait of Will. You can see for yourself.
|The memorial near Wiley Post's grave|
Here are Dad's portrait, Wiley's grave memorial, and the key to all the people in Dad's portrait.
Thanks for posting this, Clark. Like all other Okies worth their salt, I grew up with the wisdom of Will Rogers. He was my parents' favorite and my dad quoted him often. It's amazing how relevant his words are to the members of Congress today. I would love to hear what more he would say about the current crop of members.ReplyDelete
I have one hanging in my den. Found it one day rolled up in a tube in a closet and had it framed. I've always been fascinated with my uncle Terry's talent.ReplyDelete
Found one of these with the explanation in Deming NM...just so you know they are still around this side of the world...ReplyDelete