Paintings for De Beers Ads
In 1957, Wood received a substantial commission from the De Beers company for their "A diamond is forever" ad campaign. De Beers hired such visionary artists as Picasso and Salvador Dali. Wood's De Beers commission spanned a period of several years. These paintings appeared in publications around the world. In the United States, these ads appeared in magazines such as Life, Look and the Saturday Evening Post. One of Wood's De Beers paintings received special recognition in a 1959 Newsweek article on a corporate art exhibit in New York.