Wheeler Williams

Wheeler Williams
American 1897 – 1924
Flight of the Arrow, 1939
Gilt Bronze
Unique Cast
Signed and dated on right front base
Wheeler Williams, 1931
23 3/4 h. x 21 1/2 w. x 8 1/2 d. inches

Wheeler Williams
American 1897 – 1924
Maya, 1927
Bronze, Black green patina
21 1/2 h. x 8 1/4 w. x 4 1/4 d. inches.

Wheeler Williams
American 1897 – 1924
The Boxer, 1924
Bronze, Black Patina
8 1/16 h. x 4 1/8 w. x 5 1/6 d. inches
Signed: Wheeler Williams ’24

Artist Description

Williams studied sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He attended Yale where he graduated Magna cum Laude in 1919. He received a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard in 1922. Williams studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

He was one of a dozen sculptors invited to compete in the Pioneer Woman statue competition in 1927, which he failed to win. His model for that competition was later enlarged, cast and placed in front of the public library in Liberty, Kansas.

Williams was a recipient of a Gould Medal at the Paris Exposition in 1937. He was a member of the National Academy, past president of the Fine Arts Federation of New York, and longtime president of the National Sculpture Society. Wheeler was also the founder and president of the American Artist Professional League.

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