Artist John Wilson’s talent was evident virtually from the moment he began sketching Roxbury streetscapes. His career since was both storybook and searing as the African American artist witnessed decade after decade of social injustice. The Boston native died Thursday at his home in Brookline at the age of 92. 

WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowen spoke to Wilson in 2013 when his work received a major retrospective at the Danforth Museum of Art.