Works in the Collection
Walter Williams was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1920. He studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School with the help of the G.I. Bill, and in 1953 won a scholarship to attend the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. In 1955, he was awarded a Whitney Fellowship that enabled him to travel and work in Mexico. In 1956, he traveled to Denmark for the first time, and he returned in 1964. In 1967 he was invited by David Driskell to be an artist-in-residence at Fisk University. He moved back to Denmark for good in 1969 and became a Danish citizen in 1979. His work can be found in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of Art.