Fred's Badass Art Page

The Story Begins...

From the very earliest stages of my life I’ve always wanted to write. I remember when I was a high school sophomore and wrote a fictional short story based on an actual Civil War battle. Within days after I submitted it to my English teacher, the story became a thing of controversy. It was then that my mind told me I had something. I discovered that the pen was indeed mightier than the sword. Through my student years I’ve written for college newspapers, submitted my stories to national magazines and somehow managed to have a few of them published.
Words have the power to change people, events, and society for good or evil depending upon the writer. From my early years until the present I’ve wanted to use my word ability to CHANGE HUMAN HEARTS HENSE SOCIETY FOR THE GOOD. I thank GOD that I’ve been gifted with this ability. To me writing is never a chore but a labor of my sincerest love.

Art Resume

Fred’s Online Art Gallery-http://fredcwilsoniii.tripod.com/artpage.html
Ceramics: On Line Art Gallery:
ARC Gallery-September of 2003
Ceramics Monthly-Photographs of my ceramic art pieces-October of 2003
Gallicuricci Works-Evanston, IL-1995
Billy Hork Invitational-Arlington Heights, IL-1995 (declined due to illness)
North Lakeside Cultural Center-Chicago, IL-1995
Beverly Arts Center’s Alice and Arthur Baer Competition-Chicago, IL 1995
Blue Moon Gallery-Skokie, IL-1995
Salon Art Show-Chicago, IL.1996
OKO Gallery-Chicago, IL-1996
Forth World Art Gallery-Chicago, IL-1999
Artistic Insights-Chicago, IL-1996
College of Lake Forest Holiday Art Fair-Grayslake, IL-1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Gloria Jones Gallery-Chicago, IL-2000
Liturgical Art Show-Springfield, IL-2000
Hinsdale Center-Hinsdale, IL-2000
Chicago Art Open-Chicago, IL-2001 & 2003
The Chicago Athenaeum-Schaumburg, IL-2002
Eclectic Junction-Chicago, IL-1995-2003
Illinois Artisans Shops-Illinois (works sold on consignment)
Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL-2003
State of Illinois James Thompson Center, Chicago, IL-2006
Resident Rembrandt, Chicago, IL-2009
Hinsdale Center for the Fine Arts, Hinsdale, IL- 2000
Maple Point 3rd Annual Art Exhibit, Chicago, IL- 2010
Schaumburg Township Library, Schaumburg, IL - 2011
Schaumburg Township Library, Schaumburg, IL – 2013
Black History Month Art Show (Near North Library) – Chicago, IL 2015
Excalibur-Chicago, IL-1996
Around the Coyote-Chicago, IL-1995
Lake Meadows Art Fair-Chicago, IL-1970 & 1971
63rd Street Art Fair-Chicago, IL-1972
Harold Washington College Art Show-Chicago, IL-1998
Ceramics Monthly-September 2003
Edgewater Beach Library-Chicago, IL-1998 art show & lecture
Rush/St. Luke’s/Presbyterian Atrium Art Show-Chicago, IL-1998
Loop City College-Chicago, IL -1983
North Lakeside Cultural Center-Chicago, IL-1998 art show & lecture
Excalibur-Chicago, IL-2001
Northwestern University-Chicago, IL-2001-2002
Kenosha Public Museum-Kenosha, WI-2005- (out-of-state)
St. Charles Art & Music Festival-St. Charles, IL-2005
Dittmar Memorial Gallery-Evanston, IL-2001 (solo)
Berger Park Community Arts Bazaar, Chicago, IL-2005
Uptown Library-Chicago, IL-1998 art show & lecture (solo)
Web Page Listings:
Use Search Engine and login to Fred C. Wilson III.
City of Chicago-Chicago Cultural Center-February 13th thru March 14th, 2006
Art Education:
American Academy of Art-1962
Harold Washington College-Associate of Fine Arts (Honors)-1981-1983
Lill Street Art Center-various ceramics courses 1987-2003
Professional & Personal References:
Ms. Samantha Del Mundo   [email protected]
Ms. Cristina Del Mundo-773-387-0462
Mr. Bruce Robbins-[Director] Lill Street Art Center-(773) 769-4226

Meet The Artist

Fred C. Wilson III is 70 years old, a former State of Illinois highway designer-drafter, junior engineer, retired public school teacher of 32 years, retired income tax professional with H & R Block, ceramicist, former lay hospital chaplain, and free-lance writer. He lives in Chicago with his wife Maria along with their five children and two grandchildren.

Fred C. Wilson III

When I was a small child, I have always wanted to become a professional artist. Why people would ask me would I want to enter a field where the pay is low, the people considered strange, and society generally consider artists to be inferior beings? Why? I will tell you why: because the world of creative art gives me a sense of sharing in God’s creative process. I feel that I produce things of great beauty and objects of spiritual quality; things that will glorify God and humanity. Whenever I am working with a piece of clay, a painting, and or taking pictures, I feel a sense of oneness with my work.  I loose all sense of time and place whenever I am involved with my art. It is a labor of pure love for art that gives me a tremendous feeling of personal satisfaction, joy, and great spiritual fulfillment.

i got my act together!

fred's bad ass art page
This is a portrait of a young lady who lived during the 19th Century. though I didn't know her personally she appears to have been a person I would have enjoyed conversing with. 
This is my take on 'american gothic..' being a large man I had to make the coveralls wider.  my grand daughter samantha is much shorter than the lady in the orginal painting. the background is a combination of the original farm building combined with modern changes. in case you're wondering about my hand it was no mistake. my hand really looks like that. 
This man is a prime candidate for somebodies anger management class though i don't have the balls to tell him. like this guy looks like him lives in the gym.
  1. Child Prostitute
    Child Prostitute
    The picture was taken in Victorian England in 1870. Its' a photograph of an 11 year child prostitute, Her name was Mary.
  2. Philippa Daniels
    Philippa Daniels
    Ms. Philippa Daniels is the protagonist in my upcoming novel about Islamic State titled: 'The Hanging Tree.' Philippa was captured in Baghdad, Iraq. After being held for nearly 4 months with a death sentence on her head, she made a daring rooftop escape being rescued by special operatives of the United States Marine Corps. After being flown back to Chicago she quickly became a local celebrity.
  3. God make me a good bombardier!
    God make me a good bombardier!
    This is a United States Army Air Corps World War II bombardier doing his thing over Nazi Germany.
  4. The Chicken Leg
    The Chicken Leg
    This is a self portrait of the artist eating his fat ass to an early grave.
  5. Angry Woman
    Angry Woman
    This lady just chucked her boyfriend who she caught with another woman, her best girlfriend and is she pissed!
  6. Dresden
    The fire bombing Dresden was one for the books in terms of horror and barbarity.
  7. Sophie Scholl & Hungry African Girl
    Sophie Scholl & Hungry African Girl
    Sophie Scholl was an anti-Nazi hero who literally lost her head after she was discovered handing out anti-Hitler tracts. The African girl is a portrait of the starvation that goes on in Africa.
  8. Helpless
    Girls and women by the thousands are sexually abused on American university campuses every year. This picture is dedicated to them.
  9. Harriet Tubman
    Harriet Tubman
    Harriet Tubman is one of America's heroes. She led untold thousands of Black slaves to freedom in the years prior to the American Civil War.
  10. Pueblo Girl and Marcus Garvey
    Pueblo Girl and Marcus Garvey
    The girl in a Navajo 'Indian.' Marcus Garvey is another Black hero. He was the father of the Back-to-Africa Movement on the 1920's.
  11. HNC
    This is the ceiling of Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral. I painted it when the church was empty.
  12. Italian hillside city
    Italian hillside city
    This picture is of a small Italian tourist city.
  13. Gems
    These are gem stones
  14. John Brown
    John Brown
    Here's a portrait of great abolitionist John Brown.
  15. Langston Hughes
    Langston Hughes
    Great Black American author-playwright Langston Hughes.
  16. Loud Mouth
    Loud Mouth
    This dude is really pissed off!
  17. Malcolm X
    Malcolm X
    This man was one of the leaders of the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's.
  18. Lena Horne
    Lena Horne
    Lena Horne was a great singer-actress during the 1930's through 1994.
  19. Maria
    My beloved wife...
  20. Bataan Death March survivor
    Bataan Death March survivor
    This picture of my wife's late great father was a survivor of the infamous Bataan Death March. He escaped the Japanese during the March. He later joined Filipino rangers to fight against the enemy until the duration of the war.
  21. Maxine
    Here's one of my grand-daughter Maxine on roller blades.
  22. Ethiopian Orthodox priest
    Ethiopian Orthodox priest
    This is a picture of an Ethiopian priest in full vestments.
  23. Helpless
    This lady isn't being ravished but having either one hellofva bad dream or a kinky sex fantasy; you decide.
  24. Satchel Paige
    Satchel Paige
    Negro League/American League legendary pitcher Satchel Paige.
  25. Seductress
    This young lady is ready for some party action.
  26. Sexy Face
    Sexy Face
    The title explains it all.
  27. Professor Stephen Hawking
    Professor Stephen Hawking
    Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking
  28. Family Portrait
    Family Portrait
    A family portrait
  29. Three Ladies
    Three Ladies
    Here's one of the same girl representing all three racial groups.
  30. Three Priests
    Three Priests
    This is one of my former pastor with two of his associates.
  31. Room with a View
    Room with a View
    This is the building across from my bedroom.
  32. Self Portrait
    Self Portrait
    Its' me again!
  33. Pretty Woman
    Pretty Woman
    One very pretty lady!
  34. Vietnamese Boy
    Vietnamese Boy
    This kid is standing on his front porch. Behind him is a rain forest with bamboo.
  35. Grandmother with grandchild
    Grandmother with grandchild
    Here's one of a little girl posing with her grandmother.
  36. Pope Pius XI
    Pope Pius XI
    Pius XI reigned during the 1920's through early 1939 but died before World War II.
  37. Samantha in Edwardian dress
    Samantha in Edwardian dress
    Though I would never have enjoyed living in the Edwardian Era the ladies clothes were gorgeous. See the movie Titanic and you'll get the picture.
  38. Buried Alive!
    Buried Alive!
    This very sad scenario actually happened. It is a picture of a mumiified Mexican girl who lived during the 19th Century who was accidentally buried alive.