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Willis Wolfschmidt Flint Edit Profile

also known as Willi Wolfschmidt

artist , sculptor

Willis Wolfschmidt Flint, American artist, sculptor. Recipient award of merit, Latham Foundation, 1958, letter of commendation, University Arizona Family Practice, Tucson, 1978, United States Department Navy, San Diego, 1979; scholar, Latham Foundation, 1958. Volunteer harmonica soloist, comic Willi Wolfschmidt Senior Citizen Centers, Tucson, since 2004; Member of International Society Poets, Maverick Artists, Tucson Harmonica Club.

Background

Flint, Willis Wolfschmidt was born on December 27, 1936 in Kenton, Ohio, United States. Son of Wilbur Henry and Ilo Edna (Obenour) Flint.

Education

Student, Art Career School, New York City, 1957—1960. Student, Insurance Allende, San Miguel Allende, Mexico, 1961.

Career

Artist trainee Kossack Advertising, Tucson, 1961. General boardman Mithoff Advertising, El Paso, 1962-1963. Technical illustrator Volt Technology Corporation, New York City, 1967.

General illustrator Salesvertising Advertising, Denver, 1968. General boardman/consultant Burr-Brown Research Corporation, Tucson, 1969-1971. Musician, actor Paul Barons Harmonica Rascals, Brooklyn, 1965-1985.

Musician Wild Ones, Tucson, 1982-1983. Muralist San Diego, Tucson, New York City, 1976-1980. Artist Tucson, since 1985.

Originator Fantasy-Expressionism, 1984. Musician, comedian Desert Rats, Tucson, 1999-2000, Willi Wolfschmidt, Northwest Senior Center, Tucson, since 2003. Founder Ragged Edge, 2003, School Ragged Edge, 2003.

Private teacher art, Tucson, 1981—1985. Consultant muralist Yaqui Indian-Pascua Center, Tucson, 1989. Freelance muralist and graphic artist Wolfschmidt & Washburn, 1994—1996.

With United States Navy, 1954-1957, with United States Navy, 1979-1981, with United States Naval Reserve.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author: (poems) Best-Loved Contemporary Poems, 1979, Famous Poems of Today, 1995, A Delicate Balance, 1996, Poetic Voices of America, 1996, Best Poems of the '90s, 1996, Best Poems of the 20th Century, 1996, Best Famous Poems of '96, 1997, Best Poems of '97, 1997, Soaring with the Wind, 1998, Ten Years Excellence, 1998. One-man shows include sculptor Old Pascua Village, Tucson, 1996, exhibited in group shows at United Way Fund Doctor Exhibit, United Servicemen's Organization Exhibit, Mobile, Alabama, Student Union Exhibit, University Arizona, Tucson, La Galeria Instituto, San Miguel de Allende, Margarita de Mena Gallery, New York City, Represented in permanent collections Southern Arizona History Society, Tombstone, Hardin County History Museum, Incorporated, Kenton, Ohio, Williams County History Society, Montpelier, Ohio, Cherokee National Museum, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum, Bisbee, Arizona, Bryan High School, Bryan Ohio, Southern Arizona transactions Museum, Tucson, Arizona. Author: A Treatise on Fantasy—Expressionism from the School of the Ragged-Edge, 2003.

Membership

Volunteer harmonica soloist, comic Willi Wolfschmidt Senior Citizen Centers, Tucson, since 2004. Member of International Society Poets, Maverick Artists, Tucson Harmonica Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: antique vehicles, international travel, motorcycling.

Connections

father:
Wilbur Henry Flint

mother:
Ilo Edna (Obenour) Flint