Realistic Oil Paintings by Will Wilson


Will Wilson

Will Wilson(b. 1957) began his career with the John Pence Gallery in 1980. Since that time, he staged thirteen highly successful one-man shows at the gallery. Along with his shows in San Francisco, He’s exhibited with Baltimore Life Gallery, Baltimore, MD; Schuler School Of Fine Arts, Baltimore, MD; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY; St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD; Society of Illustrators, New York, NY; Denver Rotary Show, Denver, CO; Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH; Memorial Art Museum, Rochester, NY; The Grand Central Art Galleries, New York, NY, The National Postal Museum, Washington DC; The Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA; and The Smithsonian, Washington DC.


Wilson is a master of the painting craft. He creates between 8-10 functions every year, ranging in size from 9 x 10 inches to 70 x 50 inches. He paints portraits, allegorical characters, trompe l’oeil, and life layered with story. His paintings are precise and tight. For Wilson, it’s crucial to observe, then leave all of his subjects in the greatest detail. His job is often fantastic and whimsical, a unique union of disciplined implementation along with also a boundless, blossoming imagination. Each of his functions comprises contemporary references, addressing a multitude of ideas embedded into his meticulously crafted compositions.


Will Wilson has been awarded prizes for his paintings in New York, Maryland, California, Colorado, Minnesota, Virginia, Missouri, and Washington DC. His works have been acquired by museums, famous corporate collections, and private collectors of note. Several books including: ArtNews, US ART Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, Baltimore Magazine, American Artist and International Artist Magazine have singled out Wilson in posts setting forth his existence as a major force on the American art scene.

Paintings are priced at $9,500 to $150,000. Very few functions are available at any 1 time, therefore collectors are urged to make their interests known with the gallery staff so that we may contact you when a job becomes available.


Will Wilson was born in 1957 in Baltimore.


In 1979 he graduated from Schuler School of Fine Arts and in 1990 from the New York Academy of Art.


He specializes in the genre of realism.