Wallace Wyss is a native of Detroit, whose first career was as an advertising copywriter on the Chevrolet account. Later he moved to the west coast where he worked as an associate editor for Motor Trend. He didn't touch a brush to canvas until 2007. He is what is called a “primitive,” a self-taught artist, who after writing many books on collector cars began depicting his favorites in oil. Wyss is a renowned authority on Cobras, Ferraris, and other various European cars, currently working on a series depicting pre-war classics. Sometimes working at his family ranch in Mendocino, California, he also maintains a residence in sunny Southern California where he is involved in learning thoroughbred horse breeding. Wyss’ work has been in a gallery in Carmel, and marketed at Pebble Beach and is collected by enthusiasts worldwide.