Item: Untitled Serigraph
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: An early silk screen print done while Williams was working at the Art Center in La Jolla. Prints from editions by Williams are scarce, as he is frequently associated with monotypes and mixed technique printmaking. This example is signed and numbered two from a small edition of ten. Note the edges from the top of a paper bag used in this composition.
Dimensions: 21 x 26 3/4″ Framed
Condition: Fair with fading
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