Local Artist inspires others by following his dreams

Black artist creates many firsts, including having his work displayed inside a NC Courthouse.

A senior art student at ECU says she was inspired by Wilson’s story after seeing a study that says only 1% of Black artists are recognized in the top museums in the country.

Wilson hopes his story and life can inspire others.



Wilson’s work is also displayed in the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the show, “This is Us.”

Wilson says all the girls that are in his paintings, are modeled after his daughters and all the boys he paints are his nephews.

This story is part of WITN’s celebration of Black History Month.

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