Dmitri Vail was well known in Dallas, Texas as the artist who painted Hollywood celebrities, noted politicans and people he liked. After he completed his paintings of people he would put on a elaborate party and invited everyone to attend. Spent many lunches at the Holiday Inn on Central Expressway dining at his special table that was always reserved. I was just one of many who had the honor and one of few who wanted charcoal drawing. You won't find much about this artist on the web. Dmitri Vail's oil and crisp sharp charcoal sketches "not for sale".