Item: Untitled Monotype (#1)
Designer/Maker: Guy Williams (1932-2004) Born in San Diego, Guy Williams was a primarily self-taught painter, having attended Monty Lewis’ Coronado School of Art for a short time on a scholarship. In the 1950s he became one of the leading contemporary painters and teachers in San Diego, where he shared a Spanish Village studio with Fred Holle for a time and later taught the School of Arts and Crafts at the Art Center in La Jolla. After leaving San Diego in 1964, Williams taught at Chouinard Art Institute, Pomona College and UC Santa Barbara.
An avid printmaker during his San Diego years, Guy Williams was particularly interested in monotypes. These he exhibited with the San Diego Art Guild, at the Art Center in La Jolla and in the 1959 survey exhibition “Arts of Southern California – V: Prints,” at the Long Beach Museum of Art. Williams also contributed to the “Black Folio” of original woodcuts with six other local all-stars (printed in 1961 by Irwin Hollander and exhibited the same year at the Art Center La Jolla) and published his own books incorporating monotypes: “The Painter’s Notebook” and “Poems For Painters.”
Description: A 1961 color engraving and screenprint from the series printed by Irwin Hollander in San Diego for Guy Williams’ book, “The Painter’s Notebook.” This variation has ink colors and elements of the composition shifted to create a unique work. Signed. New frame and UV acrylic with the original linen mat.
Dimensions: 6 x 6 5/8″ (frame 14 7/8 x 11 3/4″)
Condition: Fair with an slight tear at bottom edge
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