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Augustus Aaron Wilson

Born:
Mt. Desert Island, Maine 1864

Died:
Portland, Maine 1950

Luce Artist Biography

Augustus Wilson was known as Gus to his friends and neighbors. He worked first as a fisherman and then as a lighthouse keeper at Spring Point Light in Portland, Maine. He enjoyed carving the aquatic birds that lived near his home and once sculpted a large rattlesnake, which he nailed to his garage roof.