Painting: Richard Wilson, Portraits in Pastel
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: Richard Wilson’s talent in combining reality, creativity and often history, comes together in pastel paintings that evoke feelings of nostalgia.

Type of Video: Profile*
Unique Video ID: AndA-RWilson**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • For Discussion: What is student reaction to the artwork? Have them discuss what they like and dislike and their reaction to the techniques used by Mr. Wilson.
  • Activity Idea: Have students use an old family picture or one found on the internet to create a piece of art like those in Wilson’s Shadow Series.


*Profile videos use a first-person/first-hand approach to highlight interesting people doing interesting things in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.