Baby Artist: The Gale Fulton Ross Story
“Baby Artist.” Gale Fulton Ross, the acclaimed African-American artist living and working near Siesta Key, has an amazing story and life she wants to share. Her paintings are a unique blend of the black experience, raging from high profiled commissioned work to the abstract. But this is only part of her story. Her father, Herman Fulton Jr., committed suicide when she was a young woman. Also an artist, Mr. Fulton battled depression, especially after his seminal work, as Gale makes claim, was stolen right out from under him. Mr. Fulton’s creation would become a landmark automotive design—the Cadillac “fin.” But, is Herman Fulton the “father of the fin?” And, did General Motors confiscate his blueprints and give credit to another designer, a white designer? In the film, Gale has several revelations as she learns more about the man she called “Daddy” and the legacy he left behind.