Charles Banks Wilson
From The Ozarks & Beyond
Charles Banks Wilson was born in Springdale, Arkansas and grew up in the further-most part of the Ozarks in Miami, Oklahoma. From the Ozarks, Wilson built a national reputation as one of America’s great artists.
A great achievement of Charles was illustrating over 65 pure blood Indians representative of their respective tribes. Mr. Wilson was also a renowned portrait artist of individuals such as Will Rogers, Jim Thorpe, Woody Guthrie and his lifelong friend Thomas Hart Benton. Seven of his portraits hang in the Oklahoma State Capitol.
Charles Banks Wilson From the Ozarks & Beyond is produced and written by Paul Wannenmacher and made possible through the generous support by the Newton County Tourism Council with funding provided by Community Bank and Trust for Newton County Tourism Council.