Born in 1845. An East Coast artist, Wilson arrived in Santa Barbara a few months before his death there of typhoid fever on Sept. 27 1873. He was in the company of Senator Jones of Nevada whose portrait he had painted. His works were highly praised by the press. Exh: Mechanics' Inst. (SF), 1878.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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