In honor of Veterans Day, Bradley Sumrall, Curator of the Collection at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, tells us about Richard Wilt’s painting, Farewell.
Richard Wilt (1915 – 1981) was born in Tyrone, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University) in 1938. Wilt served as a pilot in World War II and trained new pilots when he returned from war to a station near Greenville, South Carolina. He also taught art at the University of Michigan from 1948 to 1980.
Veterans, we thank you for your service!
Image: Richard Wilt, Farewell, 1943, Oil on canvas, Gift of the Roger H. Ogden Collection