Wallace Wyss

WALLACE WYSS (rhymes with REESE) , a motoring historian, likes to refer to his artwork as that of  a “primitif,” using the French spelling for a self-taught artist. He became an artist quite by accident when he painted a portrait of Carroll Shelby to show at a book signing for his book SHELBY: The Man, the Car, The Legend. Someone bought the painting, not the book, so he began making portraits of his favorite cars, including 100 just on Ferrari alone. Among his former occupations (including ad copywriter, Motor Trend associate editor, soldier, and author of  15 automotive histories and one action thriller novel, he has returned to the saddle, residing  in Southern California where he is involved in thoroughbred horse breeding.

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