About the artist:
Bryan was born Herbert Bryan Wilson Jr. Jan 3, 1927, in Modesto, Ca. He entered Stanford University in 1943 at the age of 16 having skipped the last year of high school. Originally a pre-med major, he changed his major to art in his third year. He married fellow student Joan Clay in 1948 but separated shortly after. In 1954 he married Maureen Watkins. Their son Bryan was born May 1955, a daughter, Rebekah, was born May 1956 and another son, David, was born in 1957. In the spring of 1955 he received the first place award in the annual juried exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Art. The following year he also was awarded first place.