Saturday, November 17, 2013, 6 – 8pm
Master Printer Jim Stroud, of Center Street Studio and
Artist John Wilson discuss their print collaborations
Sunday, January 27, 2013, 3pm
Sunday, February 17, 2013, 3pm
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.