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Miami in Ottawa County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Charles Banks Wilson

 
 
Charles Banks Wilson Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 8, 2015
1. Charles Banks Wilson Marker
Inscription.

A renowned artist and teacher, Charles Banks Wilson, began his career as a teenager making posters for the Coleman Theatre shows, where he sketched his now famous painting of Will Rogers live on stage. He became head of the Art Department at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College. Today many of his paintings, lithographs and drawings are displayed in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Oklahoma State Capitol, and the Tulsa Gilcrease Museum of Art.
 
Erected by Coleman Theatre.
 
Location. 36° 52.609′ N, 94° 52.669′ W. Marker is in Miami, Oklahoma, in Ottawa County. Marker is on Main Street (Route 66) (U.S. 69) south of 2nd Avenue NW, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on the Coleman Theatre Celebrity Park Wall of Fame. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 North Main Street, Miami OK 74354, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. David Froman (here, next to this marker); Steve & Cassie Gaines (here, next to this marker); Moscelyne Larkin (here, next to this marker); Steve Owens (here, next

Coleman Theatre Celebrity Park Wall of Fame image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Coleman Theatre Celebrity Park Wall of Fame
to this marker); Coleman Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Miami, Oklahoma (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hadley Building (about 700 feet away); Miami Trust and Savings Bank Clock (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miami.
 
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Also see . . .
1. Artist Charles Banks Wilson dies at 94. (Submitted on March 30, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Community mourns loss of Charles Banks Wilson: An Oklahoma treasure. (Submitted on March 30, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Coleman Theatre. (Submitted on March 30, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEducation
 
Coleman Theatre Celebrity Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Coleman Theatre Celebrity Park Marker
Coleman Theatre image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Coleman Theatre
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 30, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on February 1, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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