William Thomas Williams Jr
William Thomas Williams, Jr. is active/lives in New York, Connecticut / Africa. William Williams Jr is known for geometric abstract painting, teaching, quilting.
Biography William Thomas Williams, Jr.
Artist William Thomas Williams, Jr. was born on July 17, 1942, in Cross Creek, North Carolina, to William Thomas Williams, Sr. and Hazel Williams. Williams's family moved to Queens, New York, when he was four years old, but Williams would continue to visit North Carolina in the summertime.
In 1956, Williams met famed artist Jacob Lawrence, an encounter that helped him believe that he could be a professional artist. That same year, Williams was admitted to the High School for Industrial Arts in Manhattan, where he often frequented the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
After graduating from high school as a member of the National Honor Society, Williams entered New York City Community College in 1960, and
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