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Samuel Delk Bissette Edit Profile

artist , astronomer , writer , Financial executive

Samuel Delk Bissette, American astronomer, artist, financial executive. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1941-1945.; Member North Carolina Watercolor Society (vice president 1980), North Carolina Art Society (director 1974-1982), St. John's Museum Art (president 1973-1974).

Background

Bissette, Samuel Delk was born on August 10, 1921 in Wilson, North Carolina, United States. Son of Zachariah Coye and Annie Wright (Rice) Bissette.

Education

Student public schools, various college courses.

Career

With Peoples Federal Savings and Loan Association, Wilmington, North Carolina, 1939-1989, president, chief Executive officer, 1959-1977, Chairman of the Board, 1973-1989, director, 1954-1989. Visual artist, 1972; one-man exhibitions Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Gallery, Washington, 1978, St. John's Museum Art, Wilmington, North Carolina, 1974, 81, 84, Raleigh Civic Center, 1977, North Carolina Museum Art, 1978, 82d Annual United States Open Watercolor Exhibition, New York City, 1982, Discovery Place, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1994. Commissioned by Wachovia Bank to execute 40 paintings Portrait of North Carolina, 1976.

Originated mosaic murals for Belk-Beery Company, Wilmington, 1979. Originated exhibition North Carolina Circa 1900, 1983. Traveling tour North Carolina Museum, 1984-1987.

Originated 35 piece exhibition Images From the Microworld, 1991 (gift to Wake Forest U. 1997). Created 60 paintingexhbn. The Universe According to Earth, given to University of North Carolina, Wilmington,1993.

Originator astromicroscopy, astrophotomicrography for astronomy, 1994. Author: A Guide to Astromicroscopy, 1994, An AstromicroscopyStudy of the Southern Hemisphere Sky, 1995. Trustee North Carolina Museum Art, Raleigh, 1980-1985.

Chairman North Carolina Artists Exhibition, 1979.

Politics

Christians should seek to apply their spiritual and moral values to the political process rather than politicize the church.

Views

Holiness is not just about personal spirituality and prayer. It will also be expressed through a commitment to social justice and to enabling other people to become followers of Jesus.

Membership

Trustee North Carolina Museum Art, Raleigh, 1980-1985. Chairman North Carolina Artists Exhibition, 1979. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1941-1945.

Member North Carolina Watercolor Society (vice president 1980), North Carolina Art Society (director 1974-1982), St. John's Museum Art (president 1973-1974), Cape Fear Club (president 1978), Carolina Yacht Club (Wilmington), Cape Fear Country Club (Wilmington).

Connections

Married Ruby Graham Raynor, September 8, 1943. Children: Judy Sabra, David Coye.

father:
Zachariah Coye Bissette

mother:
Annie Wright (Rice) Bissette

spouse:
Ruby Graham Raynor

children:
David Coye Bissette

Judy Sabra Bissette