Walter Blakelock Wilson
(1929 - 2011)
Walter Blakelock Wilson was active/lived in Colorado, Arizona. Walter Wilson is known for portraits and landscape painting, stage and scenic design.
Biography Walter Blakelock Wilson
Following is the obituary of the artist, published in The Gazette, Colorado Springs, December 25, 2011.
Walter Blakelock Wilson passed away Dec. 16, 2011, at his home in Tubac, AZ surrounded by his family. He was 82 years old. An accomplished American painter, his art spans 66 years, an illustrious body of work that earns him a distinct place in American art history.
Born in 1929, he was raised in upstate New York, where as a young boy, he was strongly influenced by the paintings of his great grandfather, Ralph Albert Blakelock, one of the most unique of the 19th century Hudson River School painters. Wilson graduated with honors in fine arts from Colgate University in 1951. He trained in portrait painting in the tradit
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