Essays

Paint and Perserverance: The Art of William T. Williams
MARSHALL N. PRICE

William T. Williams emerged in the late 1960s, a time that was full of political, social, and artistic upheaval. As the decade drew to a close, modernism was gasping its last breaths and the aesthetic paradigm was undergoing a fundamental shift. Many artists, including Williams, were producing pioneering new work and beginning to move beyond the reductive forms and primary structures of Minimalism. It was not an entirely clean break from the past however, and Williams, like many painters of his generation, integrated aspects of the modernist doctrine with these groundbreaking methods and techniques. read more

William T. Williams: Variations on Themes
DR. LOWERY STOKES SIMS

The works on paper (and related paintings and sculptures) by painter William T. Williams in exhibition at the David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, were executed between 1969 and 2008. The works have been selected to demonstrate specific phases in the prolific career of one of the most important artists who emerged in New York City during the 1960s and 1970s. read more