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Last NameWilson    
Given NameAlexander    
alt. NamesA. W. ;    
Marriage    
Children    
Year born1766 in Paisley, Strathclyd/Renfrewshire, Scotland    
Year died1813    
Place of deathPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania    
Father's occupationweaver    
Relatives    
Educationapprenticed to a weaver in 1779, working at the loom for ten years; tutored by A. Lawson; drawing & painting studies in Philadelphia    
Country of ActivityUnited States of America    
Worked forAmerican Ornithology (1808-28) ;    
PatronageUS-President Thomas Jefferson    
Collaboratorspublisher Samuel Bradford ; engraver ->W. H. Lizars ; engraver A. Lawson ;    
Techniquesornithological drawing and lithography ; hand-coloring    
Sample(s)http://xroads.virginia.edu/~PUBLIC/wilson/front.html ; http://elibrary.unm.edu/sora/search.php    
Archival sourceshttps://secureapps.libraries.psu.edu/PACFTB/bios/biography.cfm?AuthorID=1262 ; https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Wilson    
Published sourcesAKL ; ThB 36 1947: 41 ; Robert Cantwell: A. W. Naturalist & Pioneer 1961 ; Sawyer 1971: 200 ; Skipwith 1979: 24-7 ; Clark Hunter: Life & Letters of A. W. 1983 ; Dance 1989: 169 ; Janes Haven: A. W. American Ornithology 2006 ; Carole Anne Slatkin: American Nat. Biogr. Online, Feb. 2000 ;     
otherOn John Abbot's use of A. W.'s images see M. B. Simpson: Artistic courses for John Abbot's drawings of American Birds, Archives of Natural History 20(1993): 206-7. A. W. migrated to the USA in 1794 with his nephew.    
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