15th U.S. President James Buchanan (1791 - 1868). Vintage 1962 Portrait Oil on Board by Fred Wilson. Framed, this piece measures ca: 10.25 x 12.25 x 1 inch. Board measures ca: 6.25 x 88.25 inches.
Fred Wilson (1898-1978) was born in Kinsley, Kansas. He was a career government architect. He designed dozens of Post offices all over the US, among other government buildings. He was a prolific portrait artist, focusing primarily on historical figures. Most of his paintings were done during his retirement years in Venice, FL (1956-78). He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.