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ID: 500076583
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500076583

 

Record Type: Person
Wilson, May (American sculptor, painter, and collagist, 1905-1986)

Note: Originally from Baltimore, Wilson spent the first part of her life as a suburban housewife. At 42, she committed herself to becoming an artist, enrolling in correspondence classes in fine art and art history. She produced paintings during this period, reflecting the Modernist influence of Cezanne and his followers. In 1956 the artist’s son, author and critic William S. Wilson, introduced his mother to the artist Ray Johnson (1927-1995). The exchange between the two help Wilson to develop her practice further into collage and assemblage works. In 1966, after the end of her marriage she moved to New York City to reside in the Chelsea Hotel. Her work is in the collection of the Whitney Museum, The Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Names:
Wilson, May (preferred,V,index)
May Wilson (V,display)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
sculptor
collagist
painter
assemblage artist

Gender: female

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
collaborated with ....  Johnson, Ray  
................................  (American painter, draftsman, and performance artist, 1927-1995) [500006906]
colleague of ....  Willenbecher, John  
......................  (American sculptor and painter, born 1936) [500021360]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Wilson, May (I)

Biographies:
(American sculptor, painter, and collagist, 1905-1986) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American sculptor, b.1905) ..... [BHA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
May Wilson ........ [VP]
......................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Wilson, May ........ [BHA Preferred, VP]
........................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
........................  Library of Congress Online Catalog [online] (2003-) no2009179437

Subject: ........ [BHA, Gallery Systems, VP]
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: no2009179437
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: no2009179437
....................  Who's Who in American Art (1936-) 1978
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Pavel Zoubok Gallery [online] (2017-).
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