Wes Wilson

Artist Biography:

Robert Wesley Wilson, known for his graphic art, was primarily a self-taught artist, though he did attend several classes at the San Francisco Academy of Art. Wilson worked at a small contact printing company, gaining recognition for programs for the San Francisco Film Festival and Trips Festival. He also worked with the Mine Troupe, though which he met Bill Graham. This interaction led Wilson to begin producing posters for The Fillmore, resulting in some of his most creative and well-known works. Wilson embraced the psychedelic era through his wildly expressive use of color. Wilson now lives with his family in Missouri and continues to be an active participant in the world of poster art, publishing Off The Wall, a news journal dedicated to poster art today.