By Brian Goslow
FRAMINGHAM, MA – Eighty-four drawings, prints, paintings and sculpture compose the major retrospective “John Wilson: Eternal Presence,” currently on view at the Danforth Museum of Art, 123 Union Avenue in Framingham, Mass. Born in Roxbury, Mass. in 1922, Wilson’s career reads like a life well-lived and serves as a living document of how art and society have changed during that time. In the early 1940s, he studied under the tutelage of Karl Zerbe at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, went on to work in Fernand Léger’s studio and collaborate with Taller de Grafica Popular, and spent two decades creating a series of lovingly devoted portraitures of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Now 90, he continues to create passionate work. The exhibition remains on view through March 24.