Wheeler Williams

Art Deco sculpture of a topless woman with fabric draped around her arms and torso
Art Deco sculpture of a topless woman with fabric draped around her arms and torso
Large scale, outdoor version of Maya

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.

Bronze bust of the head of a boxer
Bronze bust of the head of a boxer
Bronze bust of the head of a boxer
Bronze bust of the head of a boxer
Bronze bust of the head of a boxer
Bronze bust of the head of a boxer
Bronze bust of the head of a boxer
Bronze bust of the head of a boxer

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

Bronze bust of a Cherokee horse mounted on a marble base, right facing view
Bronze bust of a Cherokee horse mounted on a marble base, frontal view

Wheeler Williams  (American, 1897-1972)
Cherokee, 1936
Bronze. Unique cast. Brown and black patina
Signed left rear: WHEELER. WILLIAMS.
Inscribed left underside: A . BASKY . F’DRY . N.Y.
15 H x 13 ¼ W x 8 ¾ D inches
Variegated green marble base: 9 ½ H x 8 ¼ W x 8 ¼ D inches
Titled on front of base:  CHEROKEE
Overall height: 24 ½ inches

 

Provenance:
The Artist, by direct descent

Literature:
The National Sculpture Society, “The American Sculptors Series: WheelerWilliams,” (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1947): ill. p. 40 (half-life-size version, 1936, illustrated)

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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