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Fine arts educator

John Wesley Williams, American fine arts educator. Guggenheim fellow, 1984-1985, Institute for Advanced Study member, 1991-1992. Served with United States Marine Corps, 1946-1948.

Background

Williams, John Wesley was born on February 25, 1928 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Son of Wesley Alfred and Anna Belle (Curtis) Williams.

Education

Student, Duke U., 1948-1950;Bachelor of Arts, Yale University, 1952;Master of Arts, University of Michigan, 1953;Doctor of Philosophy, University Michigan, 1960.

Career

He was Andrew W. Mellon Professor of History of Art and Architecture end eventually Professor Emeritus, Medieval Art and Architecture, both at the University of Pittsburgh. Williams's best known work is The Illustrated Beatus, a five-volume work. It was turned into the documentary film Beatus: The Spanish Apocalypse.

Works

Membership

Served with United States Marine Corps, 1946-1948.

Connections

Married Mary Ellen Schmidt, December 26, 1955. Children: Maxwell, Katherine, Sarah, Cyril, Elena, Amelia.

father:
Wesley Alfred Williams

mother:
Anna Belle (Curtis) Williams

spouse:
Mary Ellen Schmidt

children:
Maxwell Williams

Katherine Williams

Sarah Williams

Cyril Williams

Elena Williams

Amelia Williams