William Wilson: Print | Paint | Glass. An Anniversary Exhibition

RSA Lower Galleries | Free entry

This October we will be presenting an exhibition commemorating 50 years since the death of one of Scotland's most acclaimed twentieth-century artists, William Wilson RSA (1905-72). Regarded as a leading exponent in printmaking, watercolour and stained glass, this exhibition marks the first survey across Wilson's practice in nearly 30 years.

In 2017, the RSA was gifted 18 of Wilson's copper etching and engraving plates, and commissioned printmakers Stuart Duffin RSA and Leena Nammari RSA (Elect) to make impressions of them on paper. The following year we aquired a group of his full size stained glass cartoons and this joined the watercolours already in our Collection. The exhibition comprises items from our collections and is complemented by loans, including from the Wilson estate. It will be the first opportunity to see Wilson's important and unique etching plates alongside their related prints and some of the studies made by Wilson on his travels to Europe.


Banner image: William Wilson RSA (1905-72), Cannongate, copper etching/engraving plate. RSA Collections.