Bloody Sunday (Selma)

Ted Ellis
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  • Open Edition
  • Unframed
  • 17x25 inches
  • 50th Anniversary Commemorative Painting for Bloody Sunday (Selma)
  • Historical Theme

This historical release by Ted Ellis depicts the events that transpired in Selma, Alabama on March 7th, 1965.  John Lewis, a 25-year-old activist, led a group of over 600 across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to protest the death of Jimmie Lee Jackson. Jimmie was shot by a state trooper while protecting his mother during a civil rights demonstration.

Once the group crossed the bridge they were attacked by state troopers with billy clubs and tear gas. 17 marchers were hospitalized and approximately 50 were treated for lesser injuries. When the event was brought to the attention of the nation, an uproar ensued which assisted the activists in their fight for voting rights legislation.

This painting was originally unveiled during the 50th anniversary of the event. It served as the event's official painting and was unveiled with the artist and the Mayor of Selma, George Evans, present. 

Measures 17x25 inches. Open Edition.

Edition Open Edition
Framed Unframed
Height 17 inches
Length 25 inches
Medium Paper
Signed Unsigned
SKU ellis-selma
Year Released 2015

Ted Ellis

Ted Ellis is a passionate man. He is passionate about his family… passionate about his heritage and passionate about his art. Just ask him and he proudly declares, "I paint Subjects that are representative of the many facets of American life as I know it. I like to think of myself as a creative historian. I was put here to record history…all aspects of American culture and heritage. My sole purpose has always been to educate through my art." Ellis grew up and was educated in New Orleans, a city known for its history, style, and artistic exuberance. This backdrop inspired Ellis to capture the essence of the subjects of his childhood in the glory of their rich cultural heritage. Extremely dedicated to his craft, this artist draws on a style that was born in his childhood from impressions of his native city. Ellis is self-taught and boldly blends realism and impressionism in his work, evoking nostalgia and inspiration. The art of this man both reveres and celebrates the traditional values of his culture. Ted Ellis, the man, lives the life he paints about.

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