Woodi Ishmael (1914-) was born in Lewis County, Kentucky, and entered his profession through the Cleveland (Ohio) Institute of Arts and the Art Students League in New York City. He maintains a studio at Troy State University, Troy, Alabama, where he teaches drawing, painting, and art appreciation. As a painter and illustrator, Mr. Ishmael has drawn a weekly syndicated column for the Associated Press Newsfeatures, called, "The Power of Faith;" served as an official artist for the United States Air Force; sailed as artist-in-residence on major ocean lines to deliver art lectures and demonstrations; and officiated as the only courtroom artist at the Jack Ruby trial. In addition, he has done paintings of several Air Force Chiefs of Staff. (Adapted).
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