This past week we lost painter, sculpture and printmaker, Jay O’ Meilia. He was the creator of the iconic Bill Pickett sculpture seen above. He was born in 1927 in Tulsa, OK. He served in the military in WWII and Korea. He attended the Art Students League in New York and the Chicago Academy of Fine Art.
His work in sculpture, oil and watercolor is award-winning many times over. His talent and artistry will be missed. His work is sure to inspire future artists and bulldoggers alike.