Doug Williams, Untitled, 20th Century
Doug Williams (Nashville, TN) | Untitled | 20th Century | Oil on paper | Signed | Framed | Image only: 30.75″ x 23;” with frame: 43.5″ x 36″ x 1.25″ | Condition: minor wear to frame corner.
This expressive work depicts a circus pavilion with flags and trees in a field using a palette of browns, green, blue yellow and white. The painting is hand signed by the artist in the lower right corner and the work is matted and framed. The painting includes Anne Brown’s 2002 book titled “The Art of Doug Williams: Salvation & Beauty” (Vol. 1, Nashville: Hammelbacher).
Doug Williams is an acclaimed artist that lived in Nashville, TN for much of his active career. Mr. Williams was a noted painter who exhibited his work in Nashville, Atlanta, Dallas, New York and London. Mr. Williams was also a highly respected interior designer, he transformed the interiors of many buildings, among them the BMI building in Nashville, historical landmarks on Music Row, and BMI’s offices in New York, Los Angeles and London. He also produced and designed BMI’s major annual events: the Pop, Country, Latin, Film & Television, and London awards dinners.
The son of the late Baumann and Irene Schmitt Williams, Mr. Williams was a descendant of Ernest Schmitt, a founding member of the First Lutheran Church of Nashville, where Mr. Williams was also a member. Mr. Williams was a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University. He earned graduate degrees in music from Northwestern University and in English from UCLA. He later taught high school music and English in Hawaii. In the early 1960s, he toured internationally as a solo classical marimba player.
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