Two upcoming exhibits will feature the work of Charles T. Williams. Working in a variety of forms and materials, Williams work is well-known but perhaps less documented. That may be changing. Most recently his work was included in Macrocosm/Microcosm: Abstract Expressionism in the American Southwest at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma. Williams’ work is discussed at about 25:00 in the lecture found at the link above).
Despite his short life, Williams was influential among his peers and successful as an artist. His work is held in many private collections as well as museums including the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Witte Museum in San Antonio, the Denver Art Museum and the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City.
Williams son Karl Williams is featured in this short video describing his father’s career and work.
The exhibits include Transforming Illusions in Space: Selected Works by Five Texas Sculptors at Heritage Plaza in Downtown Houston which opens April 20. Also, an exhibit at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center during the annual event for the Center for the Advancement of Early Texas Art (CASETA) will showcase work by Williams in Recuerdo: Early Texas Art from Fort Worth Collections, April 28-30.