Ross Wilson (artist)

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The Ulster Brewer, Waterfront Hall, April 2010

Ross Wilson BEM (born 1958) is an artist from Northern Ireland. He studied Fine Art at the University of Ulster and at the Chelsea College of Art and Design and has been a visiting speaker at Harvard University and the University of Oxford. He currently resides and works in Northern Ireland.[1]

In 1997 his first public sculpture commission in bronze (The Ulster Brewer) was placed at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast. He was commissioned for the centenary C. S. Lewis Sculpture in 1998, placed in east Belfast. His many portrait commissions have included Nobel Laureates Derek Walcott and Seamus Heaney, and the playwright Arthur Miller. His work is displayed across the world among several public and private collections.[1]


Ross is married to Elizabeth Wilson who studied fashion and textiles in Belfast, and has one daughter, Grace (born 2001) who is currently studying a bachelor of Music at Durham University. He also owns one cat, Cinders, who is currently on a diet.


  1. ^ a b "Ross Wilson". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 28 June 2009.