Student, Chadsey Art School, Detroit, 1948-1949; student, Meinzinger, Detroit, 1950-1951; BPA, Art Center, Los Angeles, 1959.
Illustrator self-employed, Weston, Connecticut, 1962-1984; fine artist, oil painter self-employed, Weston, Connecticut, since 1982. Art teacher Hampton, Virginia, 1960-1961.
With United States Army, 1959-1961. Member Society of America Impressionists, Allied Artists of America Inc., American Federation Artists, New England Appraisers Association, Society of Illustrators, Carriage Barn of Waverly Park.
Married Sandi Oliver Simoni, May 2, 1982. Children: John Mortimer Wilson, Melissa Anne Wilson, Philip Keith Wilson.