July 29, 2021


art requires creative

Family members evokes William Obenour’s artwork

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MARION – He’s an artist extraordinaire whose talent prospered from the good and endured throughout the tragic.

“I was inspired by my household and instructors,” stated William Obenour, “most of all, Sally George at Pleasurable Superior School.”

“I was encouraged by my father’s photography and my grandmother’s and her sister’s [Margaret Obenour and Freda Thorpe] paintings,” Obenour extra.

He also had a younger sister Judy and an older brother Allen.

“My brother, who was two yrs more mature, handed absent at age 21 from a brain aneurism,” he observed. “Following that, l was not encouraged.”

Obenour subsequently went into the food items and beverage business in Columbus “for a long time.” During these years, he did some paintings and drawings. But it was not right up until he returned residence to Marion in 2007 that he began accomplishing his artwork total-time.

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