Atillio Banca and Bill Orr

Dublin Core

Title

Atillio Banca and Bill Orr

Alternative Title

Atillio Banca and Bill Orr

Subject

Orr, Bill
Artists--Florida
Art--Southern States
Painters--Southern States
Painting--Florida
Maitland (Fla.)

Description

Atillio Banca and Bill Orr (1925-) at the Maitland Art Center in Maitland, Florida. Banca, photographed on the left, was the Gallery Director of the Research Studio and a close, personal friend of artist Jules André Smith. The painting in the photograph is a portrait of Smith. The portait was painted by Orr, who is photographed on the right.

Growing up in Michigan, Orr worked breaking in mustang ponies. When World War II broke out, Orr joined the U.S. Army and was a member of the cavalry regiment. Later seeing action on Okinawa in the Pacific Theater, he was among the first servicemen to serve in Japan after the war. Orr found his way to the Research Studio in 1961 after applying for a position through a newspaper advertisement. Orr, along with Maury Hurt, was instrumental in leading the movement to save the Art Center from developers in the 1960s. As an artist he made a living doing life-size portraits of horses. He would go on to establish himself as a leading equine artist, a tribute to his lifetime love of horses.

Source

Original black and white photograph: Art & History Museums - Maitland, Maitland, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1925-2015

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph.

Is Part Of

Art Legends of Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

207 KB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Maitland Art Center, Maitland, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Art & History Museums - Maitland and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Hoffman, Dean A. "Bill Orr: Canvassing the harness world." United States Trotting Association, April 27, 2011. http://xwebapp.ustrotting.com/absolutenm/templates/article.aspx?articleid=42115&zoneid=38.

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Original Format

1 black and white photograph

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