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May Wilson

 (1905 - 1986)
May Wilson was active/lived in New York, Maryland.  May Wilson is known for assemblage, junk sculpture.

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Born in Baltimore, Maryland, May Wilson has been referred to as the Grandma Moses of the Underground (Bill Wilson, Art & Artists, May 1968) because she led a fairly conventional life as wife and mother until she reached her mid sixties.  In 1968-69, May Wilson was the subject of a film, Woo Who? May Wilson, by Amalie R. Rothschild, and this tells the story of her life change that led her from housewifery to becoming an artist in New York City.

Wilson's husband left her, a stay-at-home mother of three, when she was 63, and she had a painful readjustment from her role as wife-mother-grandmother on a farm in Maryland to life alone in a large city.

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