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Aubrey Williams - obituary, Art Monthly

Obituary relating to an individual, 1990
Published by: Art Monthly
Year published: 1990
Number of pages: 1

image of Aubrey Williams - obituary, Art Monthly

Obituary of Aubrey Williams, that appeared in Art Montly Number 137, June 1990, p. 35. Original clipping. The obituary was written by Denis Bowen, and Williams had died in April 1990. The text was accompanied by a portrait of Williams, though the photograph was uncredited. From the obituary, “The name of Aubrey Williams would come to mind in any reflection on the avant-garde scene of the Fifties and Sixties in London. Like many artists from the Caribbean and from other parts of the Commonwelath he was drawn to London in the post-war surge to redefine values not only in art but also in all walks of life. It was the beginning of an internatiobnal fusion of the Arts.”

The obituary concluded, “Aubrey Williams had an enquiring mind continually focussed on the relationship between man and nature and inspired by mythological mysteries, the images and artefacts of these ancient Amerindian cultures which lay at the source of his visual development. He was an artist whose work bridges race, cultures and religious and whose body of work stands as testimony to his achievement which assured him a place in the British art scene.”

Within the obituary, several names were spelled incorrectly. Wilson Harris appeared as William Harris and Imruh Caesar appeared as Imra Caesar.

Related people

»  Denis Bowen

Born, 1921 in Kimberley, South Africa. Died, 2006

»  Aubrey Williams

Born, 1926 in Georgetown, Guyana. Died, 1990