Philemona Williamson is active/lives in New Jersey. Philemona Williamson is known for portrait, child and adolescent figure and genre painting.
Biography Philemona Williamson
Philemona Williamson paints children and teenagers from her imagination and own childhood memories in a personal style close to surrealism. The fifty-one year old artist, born in New York City, now (2003) lives in Upper Montclair, New Jersey with a studio in Bloomfield.
Williamson's paintings involve a certain competition or tension among children, a struggle for self-expression and fulfillment, perhaps even dominance as a survival technique. They exist in their own unreal, gravity-defying space; objects whirl and float about them, though everything is very clearly defined with an emphasis on their contours. The artist clearly has a need to fill much of the picture space with "things."
In "Tumbling Idle," 2002, three young ad
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