William T. Williams
American painter
William T. Williams
William T. Williams was born in Cross Creek, North Carolina, United States. He received a BFA degree from Pratt Institute in 1966 and studied at The Skowhegan School of Art. In 1968 he received an MFA degree from Yale University School of Art and Architecture. He is presently Professor of Art at Brooklyn College, the City University of New York, whose faculty he joined in 1971.
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When Kellie Jones Wanted To Study Black Art History, The Field Didn't Exist. So She Created It Herself.
Huffington Post - 5 months
When we heard word of this year’s MacArthur Fellows this week, we were particularly thrilled to see the name of curator, art historian and professor Dr. Kellie Jones among the list of recognized “geniuses.”  At 57 years old, Jones has devoted her life to challenging the oversimplified and whitewashed mainstream narratives of art history, incorporating artists of color into the canon and the conversation. In addition to serving as an associate professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, Jones has curated groundbreaking exhibitions including “Energy/Experimentation: Black Artists and Abstraction, 1964–1980” (2006), “Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles, 1960–1980” (2011), and “Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties” (2014).  Through her tireless dedication and work, Jones ushered many pivotal yet under-acknowledged artists into their rightful places in the contemporary art dialogue, and changed the way the African diaspora is seen, ...
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Longtime Lions Club member William T. Williams Jr. dies
Houston Chronicle - over 4 years
William T. Williams Jr., a longtime member of the Houston Downtown Lions Club, died on July 2 after a long illness.
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West Seattle theater: ArtsWest reveals 2012-2013 season lineup
West Seattle Blog - almost 5 years
Always a surprise in the theater world! This year, ArtsWest isn’t waiting till its big “new-season announcement” event to actually announce the lineup. Monday night is the event; the lineup just hit the inbox. Read on! Here’s the news release with the lineup: For the ArtsWest 2012-2013 season, Artistic Director Christopher Zinovitch has announced a selection of plays, beginning in September with a fast-paced irreverent rock musical about the country we live in – a Broadway blockbuster that received Tony Award© nominations, an Outer Critics Circle Award, and two Drama Desk nominations. The holiday season will have audiences dancing in the aisles with a mix of rockin’ holiday hits in a fond salute to 1960’s girl groups. Audiences will then travel from Liverpool to Greece with a middle-aged, working class housewife in a classic comic masterpiece. The season’s fourth play, another recent Broadway blockbuster, exposes the fundamental truths that result when opposing views of family an ...
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L'actu de ma commune - Bien Public
Google News - over 5 years
Après cette belle page germanique, c'est à travers la musique italienne et anglaise que leur talent s'exprimera, avec, entre autres, des partitions de grands noms comme Gragnani, Handel ou encore William Williams. Les trois générations de musiciens,
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Around the North Devon greens - North Devon Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
IAIN Parker and William Williams of the Royal North Devon were among five pairs who tied at the top of the Virgin Atlantic PGA National Pro-Am Championship qualifier at Saunton Golf Club. But they just missed out on the trip to Las Vegas for the grand
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'Paw Paw bandit' investigation of 5 bank robberies leads to one indictment - NOLA.com
Google News - over 5 years
After his arrest, Lewallen denied robbing banks but, when shown a surveillance picture from the Whitney robbery, said the image resembled him, according to an affidavit filed in federal court by FBI agent William Williams
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Battle for the 39th - Virginia Connection Newspapers
Google News - over 5 years
Top contributors include Oakton businessman Andrew James Butler, Clifton businessman William Williams and McLean real-estate developer James Marty Irving. On the campaign trail, Martin emphasizes his role in the academic world and pledges to make the
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Govt, Australia Sign Tax Information Exchange Agreement - Middle East North Africa Financial Network
Google News - over 5 years
According to a release from the Media Services Unit of the Ministry of Finance ,Australia's Ambassador to Liberia , HE William Williams signed the Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) on behalf of the Government of Australia while Finance Minister
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Soccer helps homeless man build future for himself - Richmond Times Dispatch
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(more) John Eshler (left) and William Williams watch as Rodney Knight takes control of the ball during street soccer practice at First Baptist Church. Growing up, Rodney Knight considered soccer something less than a sport
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Eine Reise in die Zeitgeschichte - Die Berliner Literaturkritik
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Billy zum Beispiel hieß William Williams, also nannten ihn alle „Billy Twice“, den „doppelten Billy“. Und Mam wurde „Mrs. Dai Union“ genannt, da Frauen oft den Spitznamen ihres Mannes bekamen. Gramper kam herunter, als Billy seine zweite Schnitte Brot
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Stephen George Leaving Scene and City Paper to Become Jim Cooper's Press Secretary - Nashville Scene
Google News - over 5 years
Web Editor William Williams will serve as editor on an interim basis. Since January, Stephen has been juggling his duties for the Scene with his responsibilities as editor of The City Paper, and in both capacities he's been nothing short of invaluable
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Word on the street Omega male - Irish Times
Google News - over 5 years
Named after William Williams, who laid out the street in 1676, the area was originally known as the land of Tibb and Tom, a reference to the cattle dealers who fattened their animals there. In the 18th century, South William Street was a fashionable
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FOSTER v. STATE - Leagle.com
Google News - over 5 years
Foster was a passenger in the van, which was driven by co-defendant William Williams. As the traffic stop was initiated, Foster was seen throwing something out of the vehicle, which was later recovered and discovered to be a plastic bag containing an
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Leader: 'Staff can ill afford to carry malingerers' - Edinburgh Evening News
Google News - over 5 years
It is only now that we know carjacker William Williams' truly horrendous criminal record that we can appreciate just how lucky innocent motorist Catriona Perry was to escape unharmed. But this is something that should never have been allowed to happen
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Man who escaped from custody and led police on car chase jailed - stv.tv
Google News - over 5 years
William Williams, 27, was being led into a Reliance van when he escaped and hijacked a car in Edinburgh. A man who escaped from custody and led police on a car chase around Edinburgh has been locked up for nearly five years. William Williams, 27
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of William T. Williams
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2006
    Age 63
    He received the 2006 North Carolina Governors Award for Fine Arts, the highest civilian honor the state can bestow.
    More Details Hide Details Williams is represented in numerous museum and corporate collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Menil Collection, Fogg Art Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Library of Congress, Yale University Art Gallery, Chase Manhattan Bank, AT&T, General Mills Corporation, UnitedHealth Group, Southwestern Bell Corporation and Prudential Financial Insurance Company of America. He has exhibited in over 100 museums and art centers in the United States, France, Germany, Russia, Venezuela, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, People's Republic of China and Japan. Williams is a New York painter with roots in the American South. He spent his early childhood in Spring Lake, North Carolina. After the family's move to the North, his art talent was recognized by the head of a local community center, who gave him a room there to use as a studio. He attended the School of Industrial Art in Manhattan (now the High School of Art and Design), which held many of its classes at the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1962 Williams entered Pratt Institute to study painting. During his junior year, he won a summer scholarship to The Skowhegan School of Art and received a National Endowment for the Arts traveling grant.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1997
    Age 54
    His last project at the Printmaking Workshop was in 1997 when he produced a number of monoprints underwritten by art patron, Major Thomas.
    More Details Hide Details In 2000 Williams took part in an extensive traveling show entitled To Conserve a Legacy: American Art from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The show organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts and the Studio Museum in Harlem in New York traveled to eight major museums including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, Fisk University, Duke University and Hampton Universities Art museums. In 1994 Williams participated in a Jazz at Lincoln Center program titled "Swing Landscapes: Jazz Visualized". The intent of the Jazz Talk program was to explore what it is about jazz that makes its colors, rhythms and characters so attractive to the painter's eye. Williams and author, Alfred Appel, Jr. discussed the influence of jazz on modern art. This program was part of a New York City-wide celebration honoring the artist Romare Bearden.
  • FORTIES
  • 1992
    Age 49
    In 1992 Williams was presented the Studio Museum in Harlem Artist's Award for lifetime achievement and his role in creating the artist-in-residence program for the museum.
    More Details Hide Details Bob Blackburn first invited Williams to make a print at the Printmaking Workshop in 1975. Over the next 22 years, Williams collaborated with Blackburn to produce 19 editions and a number of unique print projects.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1970
    Age 27
    In 1970 Williams was commissioned by the Jewish Museum (New York), and the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas.
    More Details Hide Details "The trustees of the Studio Museum in Harlem read my proposal, interviewed me and hired me to start an Artist-in-Residence program. That program had its start at the first site of the Museum over the liquor store on Fifth Avenue (2033 Fifth Avenue). It was a loft, a factory going out of business that had a lot of sewing machines in it. Mel Edwards and I physically cleaned that space out for the Artist-in-Residence program. That was the beginning. I wanted to create a context, namely an Artist-in-Residence program, through which money could be funnelled to artists which would allow them to ponder the kinds of issues and questions that come up in a graduate program." Kinshasa Conwill, former director of the museum, says that the program "has become critical to the museum's identity and its contribution to the larger art arena."
  • 1969
    Age 26
    In 1969 he participated in The Black Artist in America: A Symposium, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
    More Details Hide Details He also took part in numerous exhibitions including the Studio Museum in Harlem's Inaugural Show, X to the Fourth Power, and New Acquisitions held at the Museum of Modern Art.
    Williams quickly gained attention from the mainstream art world. The Museum of Modern Art acquired his composition "Elbert Jackson L.A.M.F., Part II" in 1969, and by 1970 his work was being exhibited at the Fondation Maeght in the south of France.
    More Details Hide Details After his formal education at Pratt Institute and Yale University in the 1960s in the visual arts curriculum, he investigated the physical boundaries one finds uncommon to explorations in the science of color, setting for himself the standard of achieving in his work an inherent completeness out of the reach of other painters.
  • 1968
    Age 25
    In 1968 he received a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree from Yale University School of Art and Architecture.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1942
    Born
    Born on July 17, 1942.
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