Evelyn Williams  (1929 -2012)

Welsh artist, Evelyn Williams was born in 1929 and painted constantly after leaving A. S. Neill's Summerhill School at the age of 14.  She trained in London, first at St Martin’s School of Art, and then the Royal College of Art.

Her tender, intimate and emotional paintings are concerned with the subtleties and complexities of relationships and the human predicament. Her very personal paintings have followed her progress through life as child, lover, mother and grandmother.

In 1961 Evelyn Williams won first prize for sculpture in the John Moores competition, and over the years has had recognition in many public galleries including a retrospective exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1972. 

She died in 2012


National Museum of Wales; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Contemporary Art Society for Wales; Arts Council of England; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; New Hall, Cambridge; Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield; Leicester Museum; Nuffield Foundation; UK Government Art Collection; Rugby Gallery & Museum; Private Collections worldwide.