Walter Henry Williams
(1920 - 1998)
Walter Henry Williams was active/lived in New York, Tennessee / Denmark. Walter Williams is known for modernist-leaning landscape, genre, animal, fowl painting, woodcuts.
Photograph of Walter Williams from 1968
Biography Walter Henry Williams
Walter Williams, painter, print-maker, and sculptor, was born in Brooklyn, New York where he attended the public schools. He studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School for four years (1951-1955) where he came into contact with Ben Shahn, Reuben Tam, Victor Candell, and Gregorio Prestopino. The latter's rich velvety blacks undershot with deep reds and greens strongly influenced Williams' own work.
In 1953 Williams won a summer scholarship to the art school at Skowhegan, Maine, and there won first prize for painting. He began to exhibit his work in 1954, and in 1955 won a Whitney Fellowship that permitted him to travel and work in Mexico. He won the National Institute of Arts and Letters grant in 1960 and the Silvermine Awa
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