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The Greenville Museum of Art in North Carolina. The Bass Player and Modern Mona by Emmett Ardie Williams.


Emmett Ardie Williams is an American Modern Artist and Designer. He is best known for his unique paintings of musicians called Visual Sound. His book The Art of Jazz: Visual Sound Volume One is featured on His depictions of musicians have also been exhibited at The Greenville Museum of Art in Greenville, North Carolina in 2008. The artist’s “PapaMamaBaba” equestrian designs featuring a family of horses appear on furniture produced by Hancock & Moore as well as Italian vineyards series on select bar stools. The artist is known for painting live on city streets such as New York and capturing live action through sketches in the Casinos of New Jersey, and Las Vegas. The artist is from Washington, DC. He studied briefly at the Corcoran School of Art, earlier he studied art at the Columbus College of Art & Design in Ohio as a youth at age 11. EMMETT studied street-life in the notorious 14th street corridor in the mid 1970’s. At age 18 he applied to The Corcoran and was accepted on the strength of one anti-drug poster design. He became the first recipient of The Marie Fredenburg-Torsani Memorial Award for his freshman studio work in 1983, The Award was named for a former classmate and presented by Joan Mondale at The Corcoran Gallery.  See the artist’s website:

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