William Wilson Canongate Unknown © Estate of William Wilson OBE RSA


Born 1905
Died 1972
Nationality Scottish

The Scottish artist William Wilson produced stained-glass windows, watercolours and prints. He left school early and worked as a map-maker before joining the stained-glass studio of James Ballantine and Son in 1920. Wilson was able to attend evening classes at Edinburgh College of Art, where he began making prints. His skill as a draughtsman and his celebration of the everyday that one sees in his prints, can also be found in his stained-glass windows. During his career he produced over 300 windows, for churches, cathedrals and secular buildings all over Scotland.