Oral history interview with Milton W. Wilson [Sound Recording 01]

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Oral history interview with Milton W. Wilson [Sound Recording 01]


  • 1978-05-25 (Creation)


Audiocassette; 00:32:14

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Milton Woodrow Wilson was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1923. He studied art at the Museum Art School in Portland, now the Pacific Northwest College of Art. In 1952, he and Marial Yvonne Patterson were married; they later had three children. Wilson was one of the founders of the New Gallery for Contemporary Art in Portland, Oregon, which was open from 1959 to 1962. He died in 2004.

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Tape 1, Side 1. This oral history interview with Milton W. Wilson was conducted by Charles Digregorio at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, Oregon, on May 25, 1978, as part of the oral history program at the society's research library.

In this interview, Wilson discusses his early interest in art. He talks about studying art at the Museum Art School in Portland. He speaks about his career as an artist in Portland and in San Francisco, his art style, and his artistic process. He also talks about struggling with alcoholism, selling his art through galleries, and the art community in Portland.

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Joint copyright for this interview is held by the Oregon Historical Society and the estate of Milton W. Wilson. Use is allowed according to the following statement: In Copyright – Non-Commercial Use Permitted, http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-NC/1.0/

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  • English

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