Will Wilson (Artist)
Realistic Figurative Paintings

Dreaming of Carel Fabritious - self portrait by will wilson

will wilson self portrait painting in mirror

painting tromploeil self portrait will wilson

trompeloeil oil painting figurative sculpture

trompeloeil oil painting figurative sketch on wooden board

trompeloeil nude figurative painting on board

nude figurative painting

figurative painting of Reynolds Price

classical figurative oil painting

sleepwalking oil painting

realistic oil painting angel holding naked man

realism portrait oil painting

nude figurative oil painting fantasy

realistic figurative painting of musician

realistic figurative painting angel with dove

About the Artist
Will Wilson, born 1957, Baltimore, Maryland.

Studied
Schuler School of Fine Arts, Baltimore, Maryland, 1975 – 1979
The New York Academy of Art, New York , 1989-90

Awards
2006 Third Place, Peoples Choice Award, The Outwin Boochever Portrait CompititionThe National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington,DC
2005 First Place, Figurative Category, International Artist
2003 First Place, Still Life Category, Artist Magizine
1997ˆ2001 Award of Excellence, Communication Arts, New York, NY
1995 Juror’s Choice, “Best in Show”, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
1994 First Prize, Oil Painting, Artist Magazine
1992 Grand Prize, Maryland Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Design Contest
1990 “Best in Show,” Life of Maryland Gallery, Baltimore, MD
1990 “Thomas E. Picard Award,” Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
1989 “Don Donaldson Memorial Award,” Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
1988 Honorable Mention “National Still Life Competition,” Artist Magazine
1987 “Popularity Award,” Life of Maryland Gallery, Baltimore, MD
1985 Honorable Mention, National Art Competition, American Artist Magazine, New York, NY
1984 “Best in Show,” Life of Maryland Gallery, Baltimore, MD
1982 “Jurors Special Mention,” Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

Corporate & Private Collections
Deloitte, Haskins & Sells, New York, NY
The Seven Bridges Collection
George Lucas and Lucas Film
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
Buckeye Petroleum, Summit, NJ
Hub Tour and Travel, Portland, OR
The Pratt Collection, Friday Harbor, WA
Time-Out Family Amusement Centers, Fairfax, VA
Christopher & Long, St. Louis, MO
Grandview Ranch, Saratoga, CA
Baltimore Life Insurance CO, Baltimore, MD
The Mansion Motel, San Francisco, CA
The John Pence Collection, San Francisco, CA
The Henry Collection, Philadelphia, PA
The Schlumberger Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA
McKenzie-Walker Investments, Larkspur, CA
Isrealson, Jackson & Salisbury, Baltimore, MD
Still-Life Construction, Santa Monica, CA
Jacobs, Visconsi & Jacobs, Cleveland, OH
North American Properties, Cincinnati, OH
Semon Industries, New York, NY Illustration Clientele
Michael Jackson
Sony Music
Coca Cola Company
Time Magazine
Penthouse Magazine
Money Magazine
The Discovery Channel
Simon and Schuster
Scribbner
Nabisco

Bibliography
2010 “Portrait Painting Atelier, Old Master techniques and Contemporary Application”, Watson-Gubtill Publications
2009 January/February, The Artist’s Magazine Special 25th Anniversary Issue, Cover artist feature, The New Classicism
2009 September, American Artist Magazine, Studios
2006 “Two opportunities to see 8th Annual Realism Invitational coast to coast” American Art Collector Magazine, June issue
2006 “Collecting still life paintings” American Art Collector Magazine, April issue
2006 The Studio as Muse, Workplace and Refuse, American Art Collector Magazine, September issue
2006 Realist Citadel, American Art Collector Magazine, November issue
2005 “Destination San Francisco” American Art Collector Magazine, Premiere issue
2005 Linn’s U.S. Stamp Yearbook
2005 Learning From Sculpture How To Model Form, International Artist Magizine, August
2005 Feature Article, American Art Collector, Fall issue
2005 “Going Postal” Catonsville Times
2004 Cover and Review, Art Talk, April
2003 Cover and Review, Mosaic Magizine, Spring issue
1999 “Portraits, Meaning Beyond Identity” American Artist Magazine, April issue
1993 “One Realistic Guy,” Baltimore Magazine, June
1993 “Will Power,” Owing Mills Times, Catsonsville Times, Arbutus Times, June
1992 “The Old World Mastery of Will Wilson,” Annapolis Lifestyle, October
1990 “The Great Awakening: Will Wilson is Fulfilling His Dreams,” US ART Magazine, January/February
1987 “Will Wilson,” Community College Creators Series, Cable Six – TV, Baltimore, Summer,
1986 “A Classic Act,” Baltimore Sun Magazine, November 2,
1986 “Will Wilson,” Pace Magazine, Piedmont Airlines, October issue
1986 Evening Magazine, WJZ – TV, Baltimore, MD November issue
1985 “Susan’s People,” WMAR – TV, Baltimore, MD April
1985 “Drawing and Painting the Figure,” American Artist, February issue
1984 Review 84, Baltimore, MD, Fall,
1984 “Art’s Marriage Broker,” Decor Magazine, St. Louis, MO August issue
1983 “Will Wilson,” (cover story), American Artist Magazine, New York, NY,May issue
1983 Position Magazine, Baltimore, MD, November issue
1983 Baltimore Sunpapers, Baltimore, MD, July issue
1982 Youngstown Vindicator, Youngstown, OH July issue
1979 Baltimore Sunpapers, Baltimore, MD July

Artist Will Wilson’s Website
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