Art & Art History
Regional Voices: Donald Roller Wilson
Gallery 400 Lecture Room
400 South Peoria Street
Donald Roller Wilson (born 1938) is a Gothic storyteller with the phenomenal technique and precision of an old master, animating his paintings with finely wrought clothed animals. His characters spring from his hyper-vivid imagination onto canvases that require an enormous amount of time to complete, all painted in vivid detail, reminiscent of the 16th century Dutch masters. His oil paintings are explicitly detailed, but unusual. The Washington Post stated One utterly forgives the painter’s self-indulgences for one reason . . . He is technically impeccable. Wilson earned a BA and an MFA from Kansas State University, Wichita.