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Biography

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

Biography

Emmett Ardie Williams is an American Modern Artist and Designer. He is best known for his unique paintings of musicians. His technique is called Visual Sound. His book The Art of Jazz: Visual Sound Volume One is featured on Amazon.com. 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. The artist 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. Later he became the first recipient of The Marie Fredenburg-Torsani Memorial Award for his freshman studio work at Corcoran. The painter now resides in Florida. See the artist’s website: www.ArtByEmmett.com