Robert Burns Wilson
(1851 - 1916)
Robert Burns Wilson was active/lived in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New York. Robert Wilson is known for portrait, sea-landscape and animal painting.
Biography Robert Burns Wilson
Painter and poet, Robert Burns Wilson wrote "Remember the Maine," which helped carry the nation into the Spanish-American War. Wilson was a Pennsylvania native who came to Kentucky in 1871. He worked in Louisville, but in 1875 moved to Frankfort, where portrait commissions awaited.
He lived in Frankfort for close to 30 years. He began painting landscapes in the 1880s. In 1904 he moved to New York and remained in the East until his death. He studied art in Pittsburgh, where he was a studio mate of John White Alexander.
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