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.


WHAT'S New


 John Featured in New Book 

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


PORTRAIT OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS

Celebrating this talented American playwright and author, yearly festivals of his life and work are held in Provincetown, MA, New Orleans, LA and Key West, FL. The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival was founded in 2006. Every September, it hosts performances that examine and celebrate Tennessee Williams’ work, life and evolving historical importance including the playwright’s own connection to Provincetown; honor Williams as a playwright of enduring and international relevance and significance; encourage the searching spirit of Williams’ writing to inspire new creative work; and draw on Provincetown’s perspective as the longest-running American artist colony where serious modern American drama was born. The Festival runs from September 22 - 25, 2016.   http://twptown.org/mission

Celebrating this talented American playwright and author, yearly festivals of his life and work are held in Provincetown, MA, New Orleans, LA and Key West, FL.

The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival was founded in 2006. Every September, it hosts performances that examine and celebrate Tennessee Williams’ work, life and evolving historical importance including the playwright’s own connection to Provincetown; honor Williams as a playwright of enduring and international relevance and significance; encourage the searching spirit of Williams’ writing to inspire new creative work; and draw on Provincetown’s perspective as the longest-running American artist colony where serious modern American drama was born. The Festival runs from September 22 - 25, 2016.   http://twptown.org/mission


JOHN'S SHOW AND DEMOS HIGHLIGHTED IN ARTSCOPE MAGAZINE ARTICLE


 LATEST HISTORICAL PORTRAIT: THE LAST CZAR  

Nicholas II was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917

Nicholas II was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917


A COMMISSION FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION

ELEPHANT

ELEPHANT


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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