(1897 - 1972)
Wheeler Williams was active/lived in New York, Connecticut, Illinois. Wheeler Williams is known for sculptor-outdoor allegory, figure.
A native of Chicago, Wheeler Williams is known for his allegorical, narrative work including "Tablets to Pioneers" on the Michigan Avenue bridge in Chicago, and "Settlers of the Seaboard" in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia.
He graduated with honors from Yale University in 1919 and earned a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard in 1922. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago with sculptor Albin Polasek and also studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris.
Wheeler's sculpture won honorable mention in the Prix de Rome contest in 1922 and a gold medal at the Paris Exposition in 1937. He served as president of the Fine Arts Federation of New York, the National Sculpture Society, and in 1964 was president of the American Artist Professional League.