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Harvey Milk
8X10 water soluble oils on canvas

The first openly gay man to win an election in the United States. Harvey Milk was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009. To quote a great TIME magazine article published in 2009, "There was a time when it was impossible for people--straight or gay--even to imagine a Harvey Milk...The new reality he embodied: That a gay person could live an honest life and succeed."

When I began to search for source images for this piece, I was inspired by his huge smile and vitality. This guy was living life on his terms, and it shows in the photographs.

How your purchase/donation works:

Please pick from the following eligible charities. Tell me in the note to seller section during checkout. I will send them a donation as soon as your funds clear. Once a receipt is received, I will scan it and email it to you.

A Gift For Teaching, found at www.agiftforteaching.org
A Gift For Music, found at www.agiftforteaching.org/music
The Center for Contemporary Dance, found at www.thecenterfordance.org
Harbor House of Central Florida, found at www.harborhousefl.com
Modest Needs, found at www.modestneeds.org
Page15, found at www.page15.org
Planned Parenthood, found at www.plannedparenthood.org
WNYC’s Radiolab, found at www.radiolab.org
Second Harvest Food Bank, found at www.foodbankcentralflorida.org
United Arts of Central Florida, found at www.unitedarts.cc

If you're really into the spirit of the project, consider adding a Donation Challenge to your shopping cart. This is your chance to make me put up or shut up. By adding $25 to your purchase you can force me to donate $75 of my own cash to the charity you selected. That's right, they will get your $75 and my $75. That's $150 for a great cause.

I'm selling art and donating the proceeds to charities. I offer 100% transparency. After your purchase, I'll scan and forward you proof of my donation.

Ryan Wollard
Charity Paintings

Harvey Milk 8X10 Original Oil Painting - 100% proceeds for charity


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: canvas, oil paint, pencil, painting
  • Only ships within United States.
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