Born in Indiana on Nov. 1, 1878. Before serving in WWI, Wilson painted miniatures. Due to shellshock he was partially blind for several years following the war. He established a studio in Los Angeles in 1926 and, then unable to paint miniatures, produced portraits, flower pieces, and still lifes while working as a freelance commercial artist. He died in Los Angeles at Veterans Hospital on Feb. 27, 1958.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"Southern California Artists
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