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Will Wilson, 1957 | Allegorical painter

Will Wilson began his career with the John Pence Gallery in 1980. Since then, he staged thirteen highly successful one-man shows at the gallery.
In addition to his shows in San Francisco, he has exhibited with Baltimore Life Gallery, Baltimore, MD; Schuler School Of Fine Arts, Baltimore, MD; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY; St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, MD; Society of Illustrators, New York, NY; Denver Rotary Show, Denver, CO; Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH; Memorial Art Museum, Rochester, NY; The Grand Central Art Galleries, New York, NY, The National Postal Museum, Washington DC; The Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA; and The Smithsonian, Washington DC.

Wilson is a master of his painting craft.
He creates between 8-10 works each year, ranging in size from 9x10 inches to 70x50 inches.
He paints portraits, allegorical figures, trompe l'oeil and still life layered with narrative. His paintings are tight and precise.
For Wilson, it is important to observe, then render all of his subjects in the greatest detail.

His work is often whimsical and fantastic, a unique marriage of disciplined execution and a boundless, blossoming imagination.
Each of his works contains contemporary references, addressing a multitude of ideas embedded in his meticulously crafted compositions.
Wilson has been awarded prizes for his paintings in New York, Maryland, California, Colorado, Minnesota, Virginia, Missouri, and Washington DC.

His works have been acquired by museums, well-known corporate collections, and private collectors of note.
Numerous publications including: Art News, US ART Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, Baltimore Magazine, American Artist and International Artist Magazine have singled out Wilson in articles setting forth his presence as a major force on the American art scene.

Will Wilson è un artista Americano noto per i ritratti, le illustrazioni e le opere Trompe L'Oeil.
Le sue opere sono conservate nelle collezioni della National Portrait Gallery dello Smithsonian.
Wilson ha frequentato la Schuler School of Fine Arts, nella sua città natale di Baltimora, nel Maryland, dal 1975 al 1979.
Wilson attualmente vive e lavora a San Francisco, in California.

Un'illustrazione di Wilson è stata inclusa come copertina dell'album di Michael Jackson Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix pubblicato nel 1997.
Nel giugno 2008, l'ex governatore del Maryland Bob Ehrlich Jr. ha svelato il suo ritratto ufficiale dipinto da Will Wilson.
I due erano amici d'infanzia a Baltimora, nel Maryland.
Un ritratto di Reynolds Price dipinto da Wilson è conservato nella collezione della National Portrait Gallery di Washington, DC.