A Unique Perspective
John M. Williams specializes in creating portrait collages of historical figures with a special interest in the Civil War. In effect “painting with paper,” John uses hundreds of small pieces of cut paper to create a likeness of his subject revealing the person’s character as well as his historical significance. The results are compelling, multifaceted fine art collages.
New WORK - CURRENT SHOWS - ANNOUNCEMENTS
VIDEO OF JOHN'S RECENT COLLAGE WORKSHOP
John's Collage Workshop was presented by Brio Integrated Theater on March 5, 2016 at the at Crawford Memorial Church, Winchester, MA. Brio Integrated Theater sponsors Art for All workshops, musical, dance and theatre productions, educational programs, Art for All Workshops and community outreach focusing on collaboration of artists with and without disabilities. Thanks to Sahar Ahmed and Margo Attaya for this video production. Visit Brio: http://www.briotheatre.org
BELMONT GALLERY OF ART "FAMILY TIES" SHOW
John has three pieces in the Belmont Gallery of Art Spring Show: Sacagawea, Sitting Bull and Scottish Bagpiper. This is a joint event with the Belmont Public Library and its 2016 One Book-One Belmont town-wide reading event. For the show, BGA asked artists to submit their interpretation of the theme of family ties and memories. Please join us for the Opening Reception on Friday April 8, from 7-9 PM.
Winchester Artist Network Show
John's Cuba piece, El Fumador can be seen at the Winchester Artist Network's Show during the month of March. Location: The Winchester Public Library, 80 Washinton Street, in Winchester, MA. Please call 781-721-7171 for Library hours.
NEW AMERICAN HISTORICAL FIGURE PORTRAIT: SAM HOUSTON
Sam Houston (1793-1863) was a fiery and controversial politician and soldier. Especially remembered for leading the final battle which secured the independence of Texas from Mexico.
NEW IN JOHN'S CUBA SERIES
CAMPO DE CANA DE AZUCAR (Sugar Cane Field)
See MORE new work on Cuba in the new CUBA SERIES GALLERY. John began this series of work on Cuba to celebrate the launch of "Engage Cuba", a coalition of which John's brother, James Williams, is President.
FOLK ART SOCIETY OF AMERICA PRESENTS:
"AWARD OF DISTINCTION TO JOHN WILLIAMS - Talented Artist and Cultural Historian"
John received the award on November 7, 2015 at the Folk Art Society of America Annual Conference in Memphis, Tennessee.
Fine more information about The Folk Art Society of America here:
John's piece, MEMPHIS BLUES, which was included in the Folk Art Society of America's (FASA) annual fundraising event, was purchased by a Collector from Atlanta.
See John's recent television interview on NECN (NEW ENGLAND CABLE NEWS)
Look for "Autistic Man Finds Career in Art"
NEW in the WORLD LEADERS Series:
All photography by Marcy Stuart
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