Waiting II - Evelyn Williams

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


Exhibition Catalogue 2015