Rex attended Akron Grade School, just North of Winfield. He says that it was his art teacher, Mrs. Perkins, who traveled to many of the “country” schools during that time, who inspired his artistic interests.
Although work might have forced Rex to take a hiatus from his art, that inspiration and desire to create remained until he retired five decades later. After being re-inspired, along with some encouragement by an aunt, Rex picked up his brush and started painting again. We are glad that he did and you will be too once you have the opportunity to view his beautiful works of art.
When viewing Rex’s art, one is almost reminded of the great works by artists like Carl Rungius, Robert Bateman, and of course, Sue Jean Covacevich. Although the latter disciplined more towards surrealism, I think that she would be quite pleased to see Rex’s landscapes. Perhaps even as pleased as Gallery 1001 is to have Rex and his works.