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John Wilson: Eternal Presence

John Wilson

John Wilson, Martin Luther King Jr. (detail), 2002, etching and aquatint with chine collé. Courtesy, Center Street Studio.

November 18, 2012 – March 24, 2013

Member’s reception for the Artist

Saturday, November 17, 2013, 6 – 8pm

Conversation with Jim Stroud and John Wilson

Master Printer Jim Stroud, of Center Street Studio and Artist John Wilson discuss their print collaborations
Sunday, January 27, 2013, 3pm

Conversation with Pat Hills and Katherine French about John Wilson

Sunday, February 17, 2013, 3pm

Special Free Family Events for John Wilson: Eternal Presence

Gallery tours, hands-on art activities and more, sponsored by NEA and Bernardi Auto Group
Learn more about Special Family Events here


About the Exhibit

The Danforth is pleased to present John Wilson: Eternal Presence, a retrospective of drawings, paintings, prints and sculpture by a remarkable artist whose career has spanned nearly seven decades. Born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, in 1922, Wilson was one of the many talented students who studied under Karl Zerbe at the Museum School in Boston during the 1940’s. He was part of a group that later became known as Boston Expressionists. But Wilson’s art cannot be viewed solely through an expressive lens. By considering his work with Léger in Paris, collaborations with the Taller de Grafica Popular in Mexico and finally commemorative portraits of the late Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, viewers will be able to trace a complex trajectory of the changing artistic and social landscape over the course of the last century.

More About the Exhibit and the Artist


Watch Jan. 29, 2013: John Wilson on PBS. See more from Greater Boston.

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