Willis Wolfschmidt Flint
One of the amazing things about art is that it have the ability to appeal to a broad range of people. Art can be subdued and somber, it can be wild and crazy, it can tell a story, or it can relay emotion. Hardin County has been blessed with artists who are able to do all of these things. One such artist Willis Wolfschmidt Flint.
Willis Wolfschmidt Flint also known as Willi Wolfschmidt was born on December 27, 1936 in Kenton, OH to Wilbur and Ilo Edna (Obenour) Flint. From 1957-1960 he attended the Art Center School in New York City. In 1961, he would become a student at Insurance Allende, San Miguel Allende, in Mexico. After he finished school, he held several jobs in the advertising business. He worked as a general boardman for Mithoff Advertising in El Paso, from 1962-1963 and as a general illustrator for Salesvertising Avertising in Denver, Colorado in 1968.
Illustrating and painting are not his only talents, he also sculpted, wrote short stories and poetry and played the harmonica. Several years ago, Flint stopped by the museum and brought with him several of his art pieces. One painting shows a large group of wide-eyed cows in a pasture. The other painting is a look at the evolution of transportation. Both painting are bright and bold with a surrealist quality to them. Flint currently lives in Tucson, Arizona.
Upcoming museums events: July 28 at 2pm at the MLJ-Hardin County Library author Daniel Masters will be speaking about his new book Alfred E. Lee’s Civil War. After the talk, the museum will be open from 3-5pm for people to visit. Stop in before you head to Eats on the Streets!
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Sheena Striker, Director