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Father Figure: The Life and Work of Jay O'Meilia

Father Figure: The Life & Work of Jay O’Meilia, A.W.S., celebrates the long and diverse career of the 91-year-old native Tulsan, a painter, sculptor and printmaker whose work—in watercolor, oil, acrylic, and bronze—can be found in more than 500 private and corporate collections worldwide. 


Published by Tulsa’s Müllerhaus Legacy Publishing and written by O’Meilia’s son Matt, a professional writer, the book traces the development of a prolific career that spans more than six decades. Readers will find many examples of art produced during the various stages of O’Meilia’s career, including his days as a struggling portrait artist and magazine illustrator, his rise to prominence as one of the country’s finest sports artists, and his unexpected but incredibly successful detour into bronze sculpture.

Retail value: $65.00 US. This beautiful hardback book was masterfully produced in America on four-color press to highlight the photographs of O'Meilia's art. Published in 2014. Available by contacting info@jayomeilia.com or visiting the following retail locations: 


Philbrook Museum of Art               Gilcrease Museum
2727 S. Rockford Ave.                       1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Rd.
Tulsa, OK                                                Tulsa, OK


Ziegler Art & Frame                         Decopolis
6 N. Lewis                                               607 S. Boston
Tulsa, OK                                                Tulsa, OK

Free book with purchase of $500 or more of Jay O'Meilia's artwork!

Contact info@jayomeilia.com for details.