Born in Scotland in 1821. Wilson was active in Detroit during 1855-56. By the early 1860s he had moved to San Francisco. He painted landscapes and marines until his death in Oakland on March 13, 1870. Exh: Mechanics' Inst. (SF), 1869.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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