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Tulsa, OK – Portrait of Okla artist Wilson to be unveiled

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Senate officials are unveiling the latest piece of artwork at the Oklahoma Capitol a portrait of Oklahoma artist Charles Banks Wilson.

The painting by Oklahoma artist Mike Wimmer will be dedicated Wednesday afternoon in the Senate chamber.

An Arkansas native, the 93-year-old Wilson's paintings are scattered throughout the Capitol, including large murals and portraits of famous Oklahomans Jim Thorpe, Robert S. Kerr, Will Rogers and Sequoyah in the fourth-floor rotunda. Wilson is expected to attend the unveiling.

The painting is sponsored by Howard and Billie Barnett of Tulsa and commissioned by the Oklahoma State Senate Historical Preservation Fund.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.