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John Wilson, b.1922


Dialogue is a 1973 work by John Wilson. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumEtching, aquatint
Dimensions Unframed, 56.2 x 75.6 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donation, Novak/O'Doherty Collection, 2015
EditionPortfolio No: A/P X
Item NumberIMMA.3950
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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John Wilson, Dialogue, 1973, Etching, aquatint, Unframed, 56.2 x 75.6 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donation, Novak/O'Doherty Collection, 2015

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

John Wilson b.1922

African-American artist John Wilson attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Leger School of Art, Paris, and Escuela de las Artes del Libro, Mexico City. Working in drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture, he is most celebrated for his monumental busts of Martin Luther King Jr. and anonymous heads of black men. Wilson was appointed professor at the School of Fine and Applied Arts at Boston University in 1964. In 1986 he became Professor Emeritus at Boston University.


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