Wilson Bickford Death: WPBS Artist and Musician, Wilson Bickford has died following battle with COVID

Wilson Bickford Death: WPBS Artist and Musician, Wilson Bickford has died following battle with COVID.

According to an obituary, Wilson died on Saturday December 18, 2021 with his wife and daughter by his side at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center following a courageous battle with COVID.

Wilson had a love for both music and art. He played in various bands since he was a teenager, playing guitar, harmonica, vocals, and even teaching himself the saxophone for a few songs, his obituary read.

He always enjoyed drawing as a child, and soon began to share this passion with others by teaching art.

“It is with tremendous sadness and heavy hearts that the staff and Board of WPBS mourns the loss of WPBS artist and musician, Wilson Bickford,” a post shared via WPBS-TV Facebook page read.

“I am saddened by the loss of my friend, mentor and teacher, Wilson Bickford, who lost his three-week battle with Covid yesterday,” Marion Hammersla Bradley shared.

“Willie was an artist, author, musician, and PBS TV and YouTube personality, but more than that he was my friend and all-around great guy!!! He taught me how to “Teach” and became my inspiration when it came to my appreciation for nature and wildlife.”

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  1. I was up in the early a.m, when turning on WTTW at 6:39a.m.! I really enjoyed and learned how to shade in a pail and fan a meadow or sky with star dusk! I was captivated by his teaching and funny humor! I wrote his name down so I can master my painting techniques! Moreover, I was saddened by his sudden passing; but elated to have discovered a true art instructor! We will see him again…1st Thessalonians 4 vs. 13 to 18♡

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