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The Art of Denis Williams

Published by Peepal Tree Press

ISBN: 9781845231934

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Written by his daughter, Evelyn A. Williams, The Art of Denis Williams is a long-overdue illustrated guide to the work of a man praised worldwide, including by the likes of Wyndham Lewis, Henry Moore and Salvador Dali.

In the 1940s, Denis Williams was the first Black artist to win critical acclaim in Britain and the first Black teacher at both the Central School of Art and Crafts and the Slade School of Fine Art in London. His presence was of such significance to art in the post-war era that it was reserved by the Tate and featured in Time Magazine.

Includes 69 colour and 80 black-and-white illustrations.

Evelyn A. Williams was born in London, and is a researcher, painter and writer born in London. She co-edited the recently published Denis Williams: A Life in Works, New and Collected Essays (2010), with contributions from leading scholars, including a number of Williams’ contemporaries such as Wilson Harris and Stanley Greaves. She currently lives in Edinburgh, and has studios both in Scotland and Guyana.

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