A Unique Perspective

John M. Williams specializes in creating landscape and portrait collages of historical figures. 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.

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ANNUAL SUMMER GALLERY IN PROVINCETOWN ENDS

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-LATEST PORTRAIT -

THE FIRST EMPEROR OF CHINA

QIN SHI HUANG DI - sometimes called Ying Zheng, the founder of the Qin Dynasty, was the first emperor of a unified China. He lived from 259 BC – 210 BC. He is known for vast building projects, including the Great Wall of China and the thousands of life size sculptures - A “Terracotta Army” - which guard his tomb.

QIN SHI HUANG DI - sometimes called Ying Zheng, the founder of the Qin Dynasty, was the first emperor of a unified China. He lived from 259 BC – 210 BC. He is known for vast building projects, including the Great Wall of China and the thousands of life size sculptures - A “Terracotta Army” - which guard his tomb.


 
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John was recently interviewed for a story on the INSPIRATION MATTERS website. INSPIRATION MATTERS is an online community which empowers people with disabilities. 


“THE LIGHTHOUSE” - Created especally for the Tennessee Williams Theater Festival Gala

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John presenting his Artwork to Kyle Blanchette, Developement Associate for the Festival Gala.  John greatly appreciates the support and recognition he has received over the years from the Tennessee Williams Summer Festival. He created this piece especially for the Tennessee Williams Theater Festival Performance Gala fundraising event which will take place on June 1st in Provincetown, MA. “The Lighthouse” a play by Japanese playwright Yulio Mishima will be performed at the Tennessee Williams Festival this September.

John presenting his Artwork to Kyle Blanchette, Developement Associate for the Festival Gala. John greatly appreciates the support and recognition he has received over the years from the Tennessee Williams Summer Festival. He created this piece especially for the Tennessee Williams Theater Festival Performance Gala fundraising event which will take place on June 1st in Provincetown, MA. “The Lighthouse” a play by Japanese playwright Yulio Mishima will be performed at the Tennessee Williams Festival this September.


RECENT MUSIC THEME PIECES

NEW HISTORICAL PORTRAIT

MONTEZUMA AND CORTEZ. This historical portrait commemorate the 500th anniversary of the meeting of Cortez and Montezuma in 1519.

MONTEZUMA AND CORTEZ. This historical portrait commemorate the 500th anniversary of the meeting of Cortez and Montezuma in 1519.


 John Featured in New Book 

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John is featured in a new book, A Primer on Autism Spectrum Disorder, edited by Dr. Christopher McDougle, Director of the Lurie Center for Autism at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Dr. McDougle asked John to write a chapter on his life experience, entitled "From the Perspective of a Person with Autism Spectrum Disorder". In his chapter, John speaks about the role of art in his life and how autism informs his work.  He described his collage process as a metaphor for living with autism. In the end, John hopes to inspire others and leave a lasting legacy through his work. 

Published by Oxford University Press, the book is available from Amazon:  

https://www.amazon.com/Autism-Spectrum-Disorder-Christopher-McDougle/dp/019934972X


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.

John received the award on November 7, 2015 at the Folk Art Society of America Annual Conference in Memphis, Tennessee.


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