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About this collection

This collection consists of original artwork of James Mallory Willson III. It includes examples of pencil, pastel, and gouache drawings on paper. The majority of the pieces in the collection are oil paintings on canvas, many of which are framed.

James Mallory Willson was born December 28, 1890 in Kissimmee, Florida and moved to West Palm Beach with his family when he as six years old. After graduating from Rollins College in 1909 Wilson moved to New York where he studied at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League. His early instructors included Robert Henri and George Bridgeman. During WW1 he served as an artist with the Roosevelt Hospital Unit, creating medical illustrations for publication. After the war he returned to New York for more study before returning to West Palm Beach for a few years. In 1925 he left for Europe where he lived and worked as an artist until his return to the West Palm Beach in 1938. In 1946 Willson joined the staff of the Norton Museum of Art as an instructor in the museum's school of art, a position he would hold until his death in 1962.

Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from Warren Library, Palm Beach Atlantic University, 901 South Flagler Drive, P. O. Box 24708, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4708.

 
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