Will Wilson is active/lives in California. Will Wilson is known for trompe l'oeil painter, still life, portrait, allegory.
Biography from John Pence Gallery
Will Wilson is a master of his painting craft, painting slowly and
meticulously. He creates between 8-10 works each year, ranging in
size from 9 x 10 inches to 70 x 50 inches. He works from life and
paints figures, florals, still lifes, animals, and
self-portraits. His paintings are tight and precise, working in
the tradition of the great Dutch Masters and the American Masters
Harnett and Peto.
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For Wilson, it is important to observe, then render all his subjects in
the greatest detail. His sense of humor is plainly evident for all to
see. Each of his works, while inspired by trompe l'oeil
traditions of the past, contain contemporary references linking his
work to the present day.
His illustrations have appeared in Time magazine, Newsweek, and Money Magazine, as well as CD covers and record albums.
In November 2005, the tenth exhibition of his painting was held at the
John Pence Gallery in San Francisco. The largest painting in the
exhibition was An Arrangement, which depicted twin brothers
arranging huge peonies against a backdrop of a landscape. The
scene is complicated and allegorical with the men's bodies seeming
titanic and heroic contrasted with their facial expressions that convey
a single personality with two aspects. A serene blue sky is
behind one of the figures and a treatening cloud behind the other.
Editor, "Exhibitions-Will Wilson", American Arts Quarterly, Fall 2005, pp. 62
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