Invitation to Good Spirits
The symbols on Williams banner are magic symbols, abstracted from various sources that are used to attract good spirits. Executed in red, white and blue, the banner expresses the artists Bicentennial wish for America. Since Williams first exhibited at the First World Festival of Negro Art in 1965, his work has been shown across the country, from the Oakland Art Museum and the Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego in the West to the Memorial Museum in Madison, Wisconsin, and the Whitney and Jewish Museums in New York. He has also completed many giant city-wall murals for both public institutions and private corporations, in both New York and Mexico City.
Williams was born in Savannah, Georgia, and studied at the City College and the School of Visual Arts of New York.