Charles Truett Williams at the Amon Carter

Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Charles Truett Williams: The Art of the Scene

An avant-garde existentialist from rural Texas, Charles Truett Williams was a charismatic mix of beatnik and disciplined artist. He brought Atomic Age modernism with him from Europe after World War II to a booming Fort Worth. Rejuvenating the city’s art scene with vital new artistic forms, his studio became the heart of a midcentury salon.Charles Truett Williams: The Art of the Scene examines Fort Worth’s midcentury art scene through the presentation of more than 30 works by Williams and the artistic community that was drawn to his studio salon.

To accompany the exhibition, the Carter has published a free e-book on Williams’s art and life, utilizing interviews and the extensive Charles Truett Williams Papers held at the Carter and the Charles T. Williams papers, 1949-1966 in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Eminent scholars, in a series of three essays and a biographical timeline, explore the under-studied life and work of this midcentury Texas genius.

Charles Truett Williams: The Art of the Scene is organized bythe Amon Carter Museum of American Art.The exhibition is generously supportedby Morris Matson.
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–from CASETA November 2022 newsletter

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