World's Greatest Sketch Artist Helps Solve Over 1200 Crimes | Here are 10 Best Sketches!

World’s Greatest Sketch Artist Helps Solve Over 1200 Crimes | Here are 10 Best Sketches!

Lois Gibson is a name that might not ring a bell immediately, but her work has surely impacted crime-solving in America. Lois is “The World’s Most Successful Forensic Artist” and holds the 2017 Guinness World Record for the most identifications by a forensic artist. Her incredible sketches have helped solve over 1,266 crimes and have identified over 750 criminals. Let’s have a look at 10 of her best sketches.

Lois Gibson’s Journey to Forensic Artistry

Lois Gibson’s journey to becoming a forensic artist is as fascinating as it is inspiring. Born around 1950, Gibson grew up with a passion for art. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin. Her path took a dramatic turn when she was 21 and living in Los Angeles. She was assaulted and nearly killed. This terrifying experience that motivated her to use her artistic skills to help others.

Gibson moved to Houston and began working for the Houston Police Department in 1989. By 2012, her sketches had already helped solve 1,266 crimes.

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The Art of Forensic Sketching: Gibson’s 10 Best Sketches!

Gibson’s approach to forensic sketching is careful and thorough. She often compares current and historical photographs to create accurate and detailed sketches. Here are some highlights of her most notable work:

1. The rapist Donald Eugene Dutton

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2. The robber Brenda Lee Blake

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3.  Charles Raiford 

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4. Naim Rodriguez

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5. Robert Hidalgo

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6. Killer Francisco Cardenas

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7. Killer and Rapist Jeffrey Lynn Williams

8. Michael Hamberger

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9. Kidnapper Dana Wilson

10. Fat Victor

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