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Waldo Gallery was founded in 1992 by Ronald Wilson and his daughter (Alexandra) joined the gallery as Managing Director after her graduation from Bryn Mawr College in Art History, and certification from Sotheby's Art Institute in London, England.
After completing his undergraduate education at Howard University, and his graduate education at Southeastern University, he was encouraged by the former curator and director of the Barnett-Aden Collection, the late Adolphus Ealey, to continue his studies and to create works of art himself. Since then he has had great success in the art field, is a published artist and has been featured in art exhibitions across the Washington, DC area. Ronald has been recognized in the Washington Post as a featured artist in the Art of Interpretation exhibition sponsored by his alma mater Howard University and Lexus of Bethesda Maryland, as well as exhibitions at the Washington Gas Corp, Pepco Holdings, Inc. and Central Union Mission's Annual Fundraiser for the homeless.
After 30 plus years of attending lectures, exhibitions and studying the history of art, Waldo has become well versed in the fine arts field. A virtuoso in creativity that aims to lift the viewer to a higher dimension, and to help facilitate the world's creative, emotional and social growth. Without art, life has no soul.
Member, Maryland State Arts Council
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Rare vintage items from America's past
ARTIST: Olaine Becker (Master Watercolorist) SIZE: 6" x 9"
ARTIST: Jacob Lawrence (1917 - 2000) MEDIUM: Lithograph TITLE: The Runners SIZE: 44 x 31 (framed); 39.5 x 25 (image) Wilson Collection
MEDIUM: Monotype Remarque on the finest paper on the market (Somerset) SIZE: 22 x 30
MEDIUM: We believe it's an original World War II silver print photo (circa 1945) showing people celebrating the liberation of France from Nazi Germany at the Art de Triomphe in Paris, France SIZE: 13 x 16 (archival framed photo in a wood frame)
SIZE: 26" x 20" Wilson Collection This was a limited edition poster that was issued by Ebony magazine in 2009. Rare collectible indeed.
SIZE: 26" X 20" This is a rare print that the Nat'l Bar Association commissioned Jacob Lawrence to do for their 1994 Convention. A signed print of this same poster recently sold for $ 2,200 which was $ 1,000 above the pre-sale estimate.
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After Waldo completed the previous composition in his "Falling Waters" series and published it, he was approached by an International Apparel Co. to partner with him. These are some samples of the different type of clothing, accessories and pillow design that they came up with. We're still in negotiation and the gallery will be making a formal announcement once the product line is launched.
Size: 13" x 16" (framed) Date: 1997 Provenance: Kanten Wooten Collection
Size: 30" x 40" (unframed) Date: 2022 This series was inspired by a trip to the Dominican Republic. The beautiful landscape surrounded by the Caribbean Sea was extremely therapeutic and inspiring.
Size: 30" x 40" (unframed) Date: 2022
Size: 8" x 10" (unframed) Date: 2021 Collection of Jadyn Chandler
Size:40" x 30" (framed) Date: 2022 A couple of years ago I read that Astronomer's believed they had found the proverbial "Black Hole." Well it's official and given the size and power of this celestial body in our galaxy is unimaginable. Been fascinated by the Cosmos every since I took an Introduction to Astronomy class under the distinguished Professor Dr. Harvey Banks at Howard Univ. I composed several pieces related to our galaxy. Here's my latest piece.
Size: 16" x 20" (framed) Date: 2021
Size: 36" x 46" Date: 1996 Private Collection, Wash., DC
Size: 24" x 16" (framed) Date: 2021
Size: 24" x 17" (framed) Date: 2021
Size: 12"x 30" (unframed) Date: 2021 In the last couple of years we have experienced events that have been monumental. Changing the way we live, interact with other human beings, view public safety and perform the simplest civic duty such as voting. All the things we hold dear as Americans is under attack, even the environment in which we live. Hence the reason for this series to try an visually depict what is happening.
Size: 36"x 48" (unframed) Date: 2022
Size: 14" x 32" Date: 2021
Size: 22" x 18" (framed) Date: 2019 After I framed this piece, the music from Chic's 1977 hit (Dance Dance Dance) was what I kept hearing in my soul. So, this piece is named to pay homage to that great musical composition of the '70s
Size: 25" x 33" (framed) Date: 2020
Size: 13.5" x 15.5" Date: 2020-21
Size: 8.5" x 11" Date: 2021 Wallace Family Collection
Size: 11.5" x 14" Date Published: June 2021 (Edition -24; Artist Proof - 1) Medium: Giclee print on museum quality paper
Size: 13" x 16" (framed) Date: 2020
Size: 9.25" x 12" Date: 2021 Stewart Family Collection
Size: 18" x 24" Date: 1992 The Joubert Collection
Size: 7.75" x 9.75" Date: 2020 Private Collection
Size: 12.75" x 16.75" Date: 2021 Tribute to the Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
Size: 23" x 23" Date: 2021 As I composed this piece all that kept coming to my mind is "When will we return to normal?" Thus, the composition was named using an imperative phrase with a the longing to "Return To Normal."
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