Scottie Wilson
1889 - 1972 (Scotland)


Scottie Wilson was born in Glasgow, running away from school at age nine. At sixteen, he joined the Scottish Rifles and fought on the Western Front. After World War I, Wilson relocated to Toronto and began working in a junk shop. His drawing practice began as curious markings on his desk, eventually growing into large, intricate works made of  fantastical scenes. Wilson was greatly admired by André Breton and Pablo Picasso, and today his works reside in the Tate and the British Museum.