Floyd Wilson Biography
By Mark Humpal
Floyd Wilson was born on March 20, 1888 in St. Peter, Minnesota, the second youngest of nine children born to Peter and Karen Marya Wilson. Raised on a 200 acre farm, his chores included riding horses to herd cows, beginning at age 5. Having scarce time to pursue his budding talent in drawing, he left home at age 15 to live in Minneapolis with his aunt, Julia King. In 1905, he entered formal art studies at the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts, studying there primarily with Robert Koehler and Gustav von Schlegell. A year later he was living on his own while continuing to pursue his art studies, and supported himself with various jobs including driving an ambulance, te
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