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sculptor , art educator

Wayne Francis Williams, American art educator, sculptor. Achievements include retrospective honor. John Armstrong Chaloner fellowship, Chaloner Foundation, 1958-1959, Louis Comfort Tiffany grant, Tiffany Foundation, 1964. Member Wayne County Arts Council, Ontario County Arts Council, State University of New York Gallery and Museum Directors Association.

Background

Williams, Wayne Francis was born on July 22, 1937 in Newark. Son of Ashley E. and Pauline L. (Soliman) Williams.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Syracuse University, 1958; Master of Fine Arts, Syracuse University, 1962.

Career

Sculptor, Newark, 1958—1968. Professor art Finger Lakes Community College, Canandaiqua, New York, 1968—2003, professor emeritus, since 2003. Department chair Finger Lakes Community College, 1975-1980, Williams-Insalaco Gallery coordinator, since 1980.

Director gallery Wayne County Arts Council, since 2004, board directors.

Achievements

  • Achievements include retrospective honor.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include Maynard Walker Gallery, New York City, 1960, 64, Frank Rehn Gallery, New York City, 1974. Prin works include statue The Graduate, North Rose (New York ) Wolcott High School, 1974, statue Portrait of Wm. Simon, University Rochester (New York ), 1987, statue for Vietnam Memorial, Rochester, New York, 1995, memorial sculpture Woodcliff Lodge, Rochester, 1998.

      Bronze sculpture cougar North Rose-Wolcott School, 2007. Represented by Oxford Gallery, Rochester.

Membership

Member Wayne County Arts Council, Ontario County Arts Council, State University of New York Gallery and Museum Directors Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sailing, fishing.

Connections

Married Marlene G. DeBout, November 7, 1963. Children: Andrea M., Christine A.

father:
Ashley E. Williams

mother:
Pauline L. (Soliman) Williams

spouse:
Marlene G. DeBout

children:
Christine A. Williams

Andrea M. Williams