Painter, etcher, illustrator. Born in Toledo, OH on Nov. 1, 1881.
By the 1920s "Billy" Wilson had settled in Long Beach, CA. While working as an auditor for Craig Shipbuilding Company, he painted marine subjects in his leisure.
Wilson died in Los Angeles on May 17, 1957.
Member: Spectrum Club; Long Beach AA (pres.); Laguna Beach AA; Painters & Sculptors of LA. Exh: Spectrum Club (Long Beach), 1932, 1933 (1st prize); Calif. State Fair, 1936; Academy of Western Painters (LA), 1937. In: Bilge Club (San Pedro). PF; AAW; AAA 1931-33; WWAA 1936-41; DR.Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here