Roger "Sam" Wilson was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1943. Wilson is a painter that specializes in realism and illusion. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah where he teaches at the University of Utah.
Wilson completed a Masters degree at California State University, Long Beach. Wilson has been an illustrator for Carl Sagen's Cosmos on P.B.S., a "Magician" with Paramount Pictures, and working in stage design, construction, and silk screening for Silent Running for Universal Studios.
Wilson's work has been exhibited throughout the Intermountain Region and in California, earning him numerous awards. In the 1980s he spent 16 months doing the interior of the Cathedral of the Madeline in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Biography courtesy of The Springville Museum of Art