Historic to Contemporary Art on Cherry Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Charles Banks Wilson (1918-2013 )
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Charles Banks Wilson, 'Cherokee Weavers', oil
Charles Banks Wilson,untitled red house, watercolor, SOLD
Untitled- Lead & Zinc Mine, 1942, Oil, SOLD
Untitled- Lead & Zinc Mine, 1942, Oil, SOLD
Untitled- Tailing Pipe Work in Picher, OK, 1951, Watercolor, SOLD
"Comanche Woman", Oil, SOLD
"Evening Dance", Oil, SOLD
"Judge Roy Bean" 1968, Oil, SOLD
"Walt's Pride" Acrylic SOLD
C. B. Wilson Drawings
Charles Banks Wilson, 'Charles Lone Chief' (1982), pencil, $1600
Charles Banks Wilson, pencil, Gilcrease portrait, $3000
Charles Banks Wilson, 'Tree Swing', pencil sketch, 1972, $3500
C. B. Wilson Lithographs
It has been challenging to maintain, on our website, an updated inventory of new arrivals and recently sold lithographs by Charles Banks Wilson. Please email or call for current availability of his works or to request a particular item. We are interested in consigning and purchasing Mr. Wilson's work.
Charles Banks Wilson, 'Indian Cloth Dancers' (1976), lithograph, $450
Charles Banks Wilson, 'Miss Angie' ed 75, (1985), lithograph, $900
Charles Banks Wilson, 'Small Operator' (1952), $1500
Charles Banks Wilson, 'Keh-Che, Man with Plow', lithograph, $3000
Charles Banks Wilson, 'Smiling Cowboy', lithograph, ed. 20/35, $850
Charles Banks Wilson, 'Oklahoma Swing', lithograph,(slight damage), $375
Charles Banks Wilson, 'Sketches of Eve', (slight damage) $400
Charles Banks WIlson, 'Fishing Joe's Creek', (1969), lithograph, $1600
Charles Banks Wilson, 'Oklahoma Fancy Dancer', (1965) lithograph, $450
Charles Banks Wilson, 'Old Injun' (1950), lithograph, $1800
Charles Banks Wilson, 'Judge Roy Bean', lithograph, SOLD
Charles Banks Wilson, 'Superstar', (1975) lithograph, $650
Charles Banks Wilson, 'Otoe Eagle Dance', lithograph, SOLD
Charles Banks Wilson, 'Race to the Barn', lithograph, SOLD
Charles Banks Wilson, 'Enter Coronado', (1976) lithograph, $800
Charles Banks Wilson, 'The New Champion', lithograph, SOLD
Charles Banks Wilson, 'White Hats', lithograph, $800
Charles Banks Wilson, 'Encounter', (1978) lithograph, SOLD
Charles Banks Wilson, 'The Race', (1976) lithograph, $1100
Charles Banks Wilson, 'Storyteller', (1940), llithograph, SOLD
Charles Banks Wilson (OK/AR, b.1918) "Shawnee Indian Cooks" 1953, Lithograph, $1,200
"Obie Yellowbull" 1990, Lithograph, SOLD
"Young Soloman" (1984) Lithograph, $750
Charles Banks Wilson, 'Pow Wow Dancer', (1969), lithograph, $1400
"Plains Madonna" 1977, Lithograph, SOLD
Charles Banks Wilson, 'Cheyenne Girl', lithograph, SOLD
Charles Banks Wilson, 'Mural Buffalo', lithograph,$1200
Charles Banks Wilson, 'The New Champion', (1971), lithograph, $1400
"A Classic Type" 1992, Lithograph, SOLD
"Blackowl" 1967, Lithograph, SOLD
"Prince Esquire, or Royal Breed" 1954, Lithograph,
"Spring River Crossing" 1995, Lithograph, SOLD, Inquire on Availability
"The Race" 1976, Lithograph, Inquire on Availability
"Comanche Portrait" Lithograph, Inquire on availability
"The Osage Trade " 1977, Lithograph, $700
Charles Banks Wilson (OK/AR, b.1918) "Trails End" 1973, lithograph, $1200
"Judging the War Dance" 1993, Lithograph, Inquire on Availability
Few other artists have become so identified with their state as Oklahoma's Charles Banks Wilson. Painter, printmaker, magazine and book illustrator, teacher, lecturer and historian, his work has been shown in over 200 exhibitions in this country and throughout the world. The permanent collections of major museums and galleries contain his paintings and prints of Oklahoma life. These include New York's Metropolitan and Washington's Library of Congress, Corcoran Gallery and the Smithsonian. Oklahoma school children studied from history text containing some 50 of his drawings.
Author and editor of the books "The Indian Tribes of Eastern Oklahoma", and "The Search for the Purebloods", he is also the illustrator of 25 books. These include such prize winning books as the classic "Treasure Island", "Company Of Adventures", "Henry's Lincoln", and the late J. Frank Dobie's personal favorite "The Mustangs".
Writers have said the paintings by Charles Banks Wilson breathe the spirit of the Southwest. It can also be said, his mural "The Trappers Bride" in the Jackson Lake Lodge, Wyoming, commissioned by the late John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in 1955, ranks among the finest records of the American West fur trade.
Besides the Oklahoma Press Association's portrait of Will Rogers, Wilson also did the life portrait of Thomas Gilcrease who established Tulsa's Gilcrease Museum. (This museum owns the largest collection of Wilson's paintings and lithographs.) His famous sitters include U.S. House Speaker, Carl Albert, whose portrait is the first to hang in the National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C., prior to permanent installation in the U.S. Capitol Speaker's Gallery. Four mural sized portraits of Will Rogers, Sequoyah, Cherokee Native American, U.S. Senator Robert S. Kerr, and the athlete, Jim Thorpe, along with 4 historic murals measuring 110 feet, are viewed annually by one million visitors to the Oklahoma State Capitol rotunda. The Oklahoma painter is best known for his pictures of contemporary Indian life, a project which has engaged him since the early 1930's. The "Ten Little Indians" portfolio has been reproduced in literally every country in the world.
Honored by the U.S. State Department as well as the International Institute of Arts and Letters in Geneva, Charles Banks Wilson received the first Governor's Art Award and the D.S.C. from the University of Oklahoma, is a member of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and recipient of the Western Heritage award from the Cowboy Hall of Fame.
Mr. Wilson created the designs for "The First Americans Series", Basalt medallions depicting famous Indian Chiefs, produced by Josiah Wedgewood and Sons, Inc., England.
P I E R S O N G A L L E R Y: American Fine Art Boston Avenue Frame
1311 East 15th Street - Tulsa, OK 74120 | 918.584.2440