Walter Williams
1920 – 1998


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.

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Country of birth

United States


Artist, painter

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Walter Williams, Walter H. Williams, Walter Henry Williams

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