Artist Categories: Contemporary Kansas & Regional Artists

Ernest Vincent Wood III

Ernest Vincent Wood III began his journey as a painter after earning his BFA from Wichita State University in 2006. He studied at The International School for Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy, under the sponsorship of the Kansas Cultural Trust. Wood’s sensitive use of light and realism in his paintings brings to 2021 the seventeenth-century technique of the Roman Caravaggisti and still-life artists of the Dutch Baroque, but with a contemporary twist of clever innuendos that make an Old World technique remarkably relevant.

His recent painting, More Than Material, was selected by The Portrait Society of America as a finalist in the 2020-2021 International Portrait Competition.