This early portrait of Wayne is in the collection of John Wayne. I gave him this portrait in exchange for a charcoal sketch (on this site) that he autographed for me.

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Tony Scutari 3 days ago

Man, True Grit! Excellent!

Artist Reply: Thanks Tony. He is a favorite of mine.

Ginger Olansen 15 Aug 2020

Wow Superb! My Dads fav cowboy along with Clint Eastwood. Wonderful work!

Artist Reply: Thanks Ginger! John Wayne is a favorite of mine also along with James Stewart, Eastwood, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond, Andy Devine and especially, Gary Cooper who is my all time favorite. If he had lived longer he might have made a western with Wayne and Stewart. That would have been a western!

Joanie Holliday 08 Mar 2020

THE BEST ONE OF THE DUKE. TERRIFIC WORK MIKE

Artist Reply: Thanks Joanie. I was happy at the time when I did it, but my later ones are better in my opinion.