A photograph of a mysterious man drawing at a museum went viral last week. The image, posted by Reddit user AlbinoAJ, shows a gentleman hunched over a sketch pad at the Cleveland Museum of Art, drawing a remarkable likeness of an artwork on display. Thanks to a tip from a commenter named sdflack, we tracked down the identity of the talented patron.
Ron Wilson is a professor at Case Western Reserve University, and has a genuine knack for recreating the images of his favorite artworks. From paintings to sculptures, he produces uncanny sketches of museum treasures from the corners of exhibition halls, mostly unnoticed by art admirers around him. We caught up with Mr. Wilson via email to ask him a few questions about his drawing ability, his favorite museums and how he feels about his newfound fame online. (Scroll