Baton Rouge, LA
Gerry Wubben takes the tradition of drawing to new heights in monumentally-scaled portraits and nature studies. Measuring seven feet high, his detailed, realistic renderings are carefully executed in charcoal. Amongst the oldest of drawing mediums, charcoal was one of the primary materials used for sketches by Renaissance artists, among them Leonardo da Vinci.
Wubben has been a professor of printmaking and drawing at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, since 1987.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website