Harry Patterson, Texas businessman and Vietnam veteran, and renowned artist Ross Rossin collaborated on a unique project.
It’s a heart-felt, yet unlikely meeting sparked by the patriotism of two men from two different worlds, united by art, at the booth museum, in Cartersville, Georgia.
It started with one of world-renowned painter Ross Rossin’s most powerful pieces.
A spectacular 13-by-20 canvas oil painting of the 20th century presidents of the united states, from McKinley to Clinton. Rossin, who became a citizen on 9-11, calls this painting “His Love Letter to America.”
Rossin immigrated to the United States from Bulgaria in 2001.
He has been commissioned to paint more than 650 portraits. Four of his works reside in the Smithsonian National portrait gallery’s permanent collection.
Patterson, a Wichita falls, philanthropist, businessman and vietnam veteran, who suffers from PTSD has just commissioned Rossin to paint two more huge canvases to complete the presidential portrait.
When the two additional canvases are finished in 2020, Patterson plans to take the artwork “on a road show” across America to inspire Americans and raise awareness about PTSD.