From Wisky Island

From Wisky Island
Robert Bidner
1930-1983
Artist Biography
Acquisition Number: 51.12
Medium: Oil and casein on wood board
Size: 30" x 22 1/4"
Date: 1951
Credit: Purchased by the Canton Museum of Art

“Wisky Island” was the purchase award winner for the 1951 Fall Show at the Canton Art Institute (Canton Museum of Art). The correct spelling is “Whiskey Island”, named for a location in Cleveland Ohio. However, our records show that the artist intentionally spelled “Wisky” in this manner. He won this prize when he was just 19 years old.