Exhibitions

- One-man show, Panhandle Plains Museum, Canyon, TX, 1975.

- One-man show, Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, 1975.

- One-man show, National Cowboy Hall of Fame, 1977. Presented Trustees Medal for contribution to Western Art.

- Two-man show with Edward J. Fraughton, sculptor, Utah Museum of Fine Art, Salt Lake City, 1981.

- One-man show, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK. 1983.

- One-man retrospective show, Whitney Museum, Cody. Wyoming and Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, 1985.

- One-man show, Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY, 1986.

- Presented the Robert J. Oppenheimer Memorial Lecture, Los Alamos, NM, 1990. [click on video link to excerpts]

- One-man retrospective show, Eiteljorg Museum of the American Indian and Western Art, Indianapolis, 1991. Presented Eiteljorg Award.

- In the fall of 1991 he began painting a commission for the National Cowboy Hall of Fame (later the National Cowboy Museum) in Oklahoma City, consisting of 5 triptychs for the Sam Noble Activities Center. The five centerpieces of each triptych measure 16 feet by 16 feet, and the ten side pieces are each 16 feet by 10 feet. The work was completed in August of 1996.

- Elected to Oklahoma Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, 1996.

- Elected to Tulsa Hall of Fame, Tulsa, OK, 2001.

- One-man show of 40 paintings, Nedra Matteucci Galleries, Santa Fe, NM, 2004.

Wilson’s art training primarily on the apprentice system with painters such as John Young-Hunter, Doel Reed, Theodore Van Soelen, Josef Bakos and Robert Lougheed.

In addition to having over 1200 paintings in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, paintings in the following museum collections:

– Denver Art Museum

- National Cowboy Museum, Oklahoma City

- Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa

- Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum, Los Angeles

- Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis

- Colorado Springs Fine Art Center

- Albuquerque Museum of Art and History

- Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY

- Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff

- Whitney Museum, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, WY

- University Museum of Art, Lubbock, TX