|This biography from the Archives of AskART:|
|Richard Brian Wilson was born June 12, 1944 in Wichita, Kansas.
He earned a BA and a MA from the California State Univ., San
Jose. Taught at Shasta College in Redding, CA starting in 1968. |
Exhibitions: California Arts Commission, 1969-70; Joslyn Art Museum; Northwest Printmakers, 1970; Reed College Art Museum, 1973.
Awards: Downing Museum, 1972; North Alley Art Show, 1973.
Downey Art Museum; San Jose Univ. Art Museum; Cabrillos College; Civic Concourse, San Diego, CA.
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Who’s Who in American Art. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1936-1976; Art Inventories Cat.
|This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.|
|Biography from Louis Stern Fine Arts:|
|An expansive plain of luscious orange intersects a panel of ruddy taupe
followed by a parallel plain of dusky brown and ends with a sliver of
black. This is one of the landscapes described by painter Richard
Wilson in his meticulous explorations of form and color.|
his works reflects supremely painterly concerns: the articulation of
light via the nuances of color, a pristine application of paint and
strong vibrant compositions. Yet, as Wilson explains, the more
essential intent is “the creation of an equilibrium between what I see
as human nature and landscape nature” based on “influences derived from
my surroundings in Northern California and memories of my grandparents’
flower farms in Santa Cruz... and the rhythms of jazz.”
The titles tell all: Little Darby (for Anita O’Day), Sulu
(for Jerry Lee Lewis) or Coyanosa. With each study, acrylic on paper in
preparation for the eventual acrylic emulsion on canvas, the artist
seeks to transform experience, or the memory thereof, into a visual
document with a life force all its own.
Richard Wilson is an Art
Professor Emeritus at Shasta College. His work is included in numerous
private collections and has been featured in solo exhibitions
throughout the West Coast.
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