It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Founder and Board Chairman, Gordon Wetmore. Gordon leaves behind the legacy of passion, for his own art, for helping others develop their talent and for his family. He was a true leader and influenced the resurgence of representational art in America. Gordon had a way of making you feel as though he had known you for years. He was the face of the Portrait Society and had a Southern Charm that welcomed members into our Portrait Family. His had an extraordinary gift of being able to easily relate and communicate with people. He will be remembered as a great man, a wonderful artist and a visionary.
Gordon attended The Art Students League in New York. He was a member of the Artist’s Fellowship of New York, the Oil Painters of America and served on the board of Overseers of Opera Boston. He was the founding Chairman of the Portrait Society of America.
Gordon passed away on August 25, 2011, shortly after being diagnosed with exremely rare Prion diease. He is survived by his wife, Connie, and three daughters, Amy, Alexandra and Abigail.
You can make donations to a legacy scholarship fund established in Gordon's name.