Hextall Makes History

Year: 2008
Client: Artist
Usage: Athlete Presentation

Notes: Ron Hextall was and is to this day my all time favorite Flyer and athlete for that matter. Throughout my high school years he was the subject of many of my sketches and paintings. As a little known matter of fact, the first painting I ever sold was of Ron Hextall which was purchased by one of our high school guidance counselors for her son.

When I heard of the Flyers inducting Ron Hextall into their Hall of Fame I decided to take the opportunity to try my hand at a portrait of him in my new style. Once finished, I managed to get it in front of Ed Snider of the Flyers who helped to arrange for me to present it to him prior to the game on the night of his induction.

I find myself saying this a lot because I have been so fortunate to have met so many amazing people who I have looked up to throughout my life., but to have been just a small part of such a special night in the career of someone who I idolized growing up is an honor that will be tough to match for me personally. Only wish I had remembered to have the painting in the photograph WITH us.

Availability: Prints Currently Available

©2008 The Wilkinson Gallery,LLC

Hextall Scores by David E. Wilkinson
Hextall Scores by David E. Wilkinson

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2 Comments

  1. Greg
    March 29, 2016

    Where can I get a copy of this?

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