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Walter Williams
1920 – 1998

Introduction

Walter Henry Williams Jr. (1920–1998) was an African American-born artist, painter, printmaker and ceramicist who became a Danish citizen later in his life. The subjects of his artwork evolved from urban street scenes straight out of his New York upbringing to the metaphorical images of rural Black children playing in fields of sunflowers, butterflies and shacks.

Wikidata identifier

Q55642635

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Country of birth

United States

Roles

Artist, painter

ULAN identifier

500524252

Names

Walter Williams, Walter H. Williams, Walter Henry Williams

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Information from the Getty Research Institute's Union List of Artist Names ® (ULAN), made available under the ODC Attribution License. Accessed February 28, 2024.

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