Harry R. Williams, who became deaf in infancy, was one of three deaf and two hearing children born to hearing parents in Columbus,
Ohio. He attended
the California School for the Deaf at Riverside and received his BA in Art from Gallaudet University. Williams was one of the founders the Deaf Art Movement based in Washington DC. In 1981 Williams and his Deaf brother were featured in the documentary Profile of a Deaf Artist & Deaf Mechanic, from Los Angeles's KCET-TV. Harry R. Williams' only solo exhibit, at the International Deaf Cultural Arts Academy in Stockholm, Sweden in 1990 was completely sold out. His work has been included in
exhibitions at Gallaudet University; the Newport Beach Art Festival; and the Deaf Artists' Exhibit at the Deaf Studies Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, and is featured in collections at Gallaudet University; Newport
Beach City Hall; the California School for the Deaf, Riverside; and many private collections. His work was on the covers of the publication of the First International Ecumenical Seminar on the Pastoral Care of the Deaf
and the DawnSignPress book A Journey into the Deaf-World. Harry R. Williams is the subject of a book soon to be published by DawnSignPress.
(Biographical information courtesy of Malinda Williams.)
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A number of Harry R. Williams's works are available on postcards
sold by DawnSignPress . The direct link to these is: https://storefront3.mr.net/cgi-bin/webplus.exe?script=/NetPropulsi on/0026/34/webpshop/search.wml.