Robert Burns Wilson

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Wilson_Farm Scene_DH144.jpg

Robert Burns Wilson


Farm Scene

7 x 15 inches

Signed Lower Right

Inventory ID: DH144

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Painter and poet, Robert Burns Wilson wrote "Remember the Maine," which helped carry the nation into the Spanish-American War.  Wilson was a Pennsylvania native who came to Kentucky in 1871.  He worked in Louisville, but in 1875 moved to Frankfort, where portrait commissions awaited.

He lived in Frankfort for close to 30 years.  He began painting landscapes in the 1880s. In 1904 he moved to New York and remained in the East until his death.  He studied art in Pittsburgh, where he was a studio mate of John White Alexander.

Biography taken from AskArt

Pittsburgh, PA, 1871

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Annual, 1881
Art Institute of Chicago, 1908
"The Kentucky Printer from the Frontier Era to the Great War,"
Southern States Art League, Henderson, Kentucky, c. 1900 (medal)
University of Kentucky, 1981

Owensboro (KY) Museum of Fine Arts
University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, KY