Beyond the Portraits: Artists and Their Subjects

This exhibition is an exploration of the diverse range of portrait artists featured within the Gaylord-Pickens Museum’s collection of portraits and busts. The eight artworks selected were created between 1924-2004 and showcase a wide range of artistic styles.

Open date

October 22, 2019

Close date

July 15, 2020

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This exhibit features portraits painted by artist Wilson Hurley, Brummet Echohawk, Mike Wimmer, Margaret LeFranc, William Posey Silva, Fritz Werner, and William Whitaker. Their subjects include Oklahoma Hall of Fame Members Alice Lee Marriott, Edna Hoffman Bowman, A.S. “Mike” Monroney, Ruth Wilson Hurley, Wilson Hurley, Chief Fred Lookout, Oliver S. Willham, and Anna B. Korn. Displayed together, these portraits reveal the possibilities explored by artists depicting the likenesses and personalities of their subjects.

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