John Woodrow Wilson
(1922 - 2015)
John Woodrow Wilson was active/lived in Massachusetts, California. John Wilson is known for Genre-figure painting, sculpture, graphics.
Biography John Woodrow Wilson
John Wilson, at 92; artist spurred by social realities
Obituary. Boston Globe, January 26, 2015
By Bryan Marquard
In the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C., stands a 3-foot-tall bronze bust of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that is surely the most viewed creation of John Wilson, an artist who grew up in Roxbury and painted, sculpted, and made prints out of his home studio in Brookline for decades.
Like much of his most important work, the bust brings viewers to the intersection of art and politics, of pure creativity and the desire to examine social injustice. Mr. Wilson, who was 92 when he died Thursday evening in his Brookline home, pursued that path since he was a boy on Roxbury's streets, learning t
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