Sadly, the Department of Art and Art History said goodbye to one of our own this past November, 2023. Emeritus Professor Sam Wilson left an indelible mark on this department, the larger Utah arts community, and the art world as a whole. Shawn Rossiter, the editor of 15Bytes, wrote a wonderful article about Prof. Wilson and his legacy. There is a video of Sam within the article, so those who may not have known him can see what an extraordinary human we were lucky to have worked with and called our friend or mentor.
Please read below.
Celebrating His Life
A memorial celebration and exhibition were held at 15th Street Gallery, providing his family, friends, colleagues, and former students with the perfect way to say goodbye.
Sam, we will miss you.