Parker Gallery is currently CLOSED for installation
Franklin Williams

Building a Different Model: Selections from the di Rosa Collection at di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art
Curated by Dan Nadel
March 9 - December 29, 2019

Less is a Bore: Maximalist Art & Design at ICA Boston
Curated by Jenelle Porter
June 26 - September 22, 2019

Landscape Without Boundaries: Selections from the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art
at Manetti Shrem Museum of Art
Curated by Dan Nadel
July 14 - December 15, 2019

Franklin Williams (b. 1940, Ogden, UT, lives and works in Petaluma, CA) emerged as a young Bay Area artist in the early 1960s. His deeply personal work imagines a world of fantastical landscape, biomorphic form and historic styles of ornament, and is deeply influenced by handicraft and labors of love. Williams taught for over fifty years, holding long-term positions at both the San Francisco Art Institute and California College of Arts. He was included in the legendary Funk exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum in 1967 and his work is held in many permanent collections, including the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Oakland Art Museum, San Jose Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the UC Berkeley Art Museum.

Franklin Williams: 1963-73

Envelope, 33 pages
12 × 9 inches (22.8 × 30.5 cm)
Essay by Eli Diner
Design by Folder Studio
Edition of 250
September 2017

Parker Gallery is currently CLOSED for installation