Gale Fulton Ross
FULTON ROSS is a widely recognized respected multi-media visual artist with studios in New York, California and Florida. She is a painter, sculptor, designer, and activist for artists and the arts. Gale was born in Medford, Massachusetts. Although she has no formal academic training, her career spans over fifty years.Fulton Ross studied under the guidance of several established artists including the late African American Masters, Charles White, and Romare Bearden.
In the early seventies she collaborated with artist Cleveland Bellow on exhibitions at the DeYoung Museum, Oakland, California about the plight of African American Painters in the 21st Century. She went on to study for several years with French Artist, Pierre Parsus in Paris, France; Yeh Yung Yeh, in Bejing China and the late Amos Supini in Tanzania, Africa. Fulton Ross has traveled extensively throughout Africa, Europe and China and has been the recipient of grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Early in her career she developed a reputation as a premiere portrait artist and has been commissioned to do the portraits of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Justice Thurgood Marshall, A. Philip Randolph, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Arthur Ashe, Governors Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts and Lawrence Wilder of Virginia, among many others. Gale has had notable solo exhibitions and can be found in many public and private collections.
Most recently she was selected to create a 30 head of a woman in stainless-steel. (http://www.fultonrossdesign.com) This signature- landmark interactive public sculpture will be installed in North Miami late 2016/17 and is a National Endowment for the Arts partially funded project. Currently she is revamping a film written and directed by her award-winning son, Craig Ross, Jr. The Mansfield 12 is about twelve prison inmates who’ve come to understand that they could have been corporate CEO’s had they gone to school instead of prison.
Now considered a Master Figurative painter you can find out more about Gale Fulton Ross on Wikipedia. See her TedX Talk on YouTube regarding the Creativity Within Us All.