Color linoleum cut on thin imitation Japan paper, 1964. 30" W x 23" H, full margins. Signed, titled, dated, inscribed "imp" and numbered 173/210 in pencil, lower margin. A very good impression with fresh colors of this large print. African-American artist Walter Henry Williams was born in Brooklyn, New York, August 11, 1920.He studied art at the Brooklyn Museum Art School under Ben Shahn, Reuben Tam and Gregorio Prestopino under the G. He also spent a summer studying art at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. After graduating Williams won a Whitney fellowship to study in Mexico. 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. And began to travel to Denmark in 1959. Williams moved to Copenhagen, Denmark and 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. This gave Williams an international following that allowed him to continue to work as a printmaker.
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