Walter Henry Williams L/E Woodcut “Harvest” African American Artist

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Walter Henry Williams (American, 1920-1998) “Harvest”, 1963, limited edition number 58/210. Signed, titled, dated and numbered lower margin. Framed in black metal frame under non-glare glass. Measures 27.5in x 14.75in framed and 26.5in x 13.75in sight. Condition: Excellent vintage condition. Bio: African-American artist Walter Henry Williams was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1920. He studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School with Ben Shahn, Reuben Tam and Gregorio Prestopino and began to exhibit his work in 1954. He also studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. Williams won a Whitney fellowship to study in Mexico and spent the years 1959 - 1963 there. He won the National Institute of Arts and Letters grant in 1960 and the Silvermine Award in 1963, among others. Williams made his first trip to Denmark between 1956 and 1957. According to the "History of African-American Artists" by Bearden and Henderson, after Williams' four years of living in racially liberal Mexico he "felt the freedom from racial prejudice was essential for his further development." After he returned to the U.S. from Mexico in 1963 he decided to return to Denmark in 1964 and married Marlena Jacobson the same year. Williams returned to the U.S. in 1967, invited by David Driskell to Fisk University as an Artist-in-Residence. During this brief return to the United States he completed a body of work informed by the experiences of being an African American living in the South. The Williams' moved back to Copenhagen, Denmark in 1969 and he became a citizen in 1979. It was while he was in Copenhagen, however, that he created a series of colorful woodcuts of black children playing in fields of flowers. Walter Williams died in Copenhagen in June of 1998. Williams was commissioned to do a number of prints for the International Graphic Arts Society (IGAS) in editions of 210. Half these works (100) were sold in the United States and the other half in Europe, 10 proofs were reserved for the artist. This gave Williams an international following that allowed him to continue to work as a printmaker.

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