Brian Williams B 1950 - American Artist - Japanese Dojo - Rare Artist Proof (low edition). Brian Williams was born in 1950 in Lima, Peru. The son of missionaries, he grew up bilingual - English and Spanish - in the Peruvian Alps. Since his early childhood, he was acquainted with the beauty and wealth of nature and its richness. But he also learned to love its ruggedness.
He learned here at the same time, to see needs as gains and to keep material pursuits away from his dreams. This philosophy has had a lasting influence on his life. When Williams was 12 years old, he moved with his family to the northern coast of Chile into a house a few meters from the beach. With this move, he became fascinated with discovering new lands and cultures and he developed a taste for travel. In 1966 Williams moved to California to finish high school and for college.
Notions at the height of hippie movement agreed with his views and even supported his desire to become an artist. Firstly he checked out the art scene in New York, which, however, disappointed him.
In an interview he characterized western art as having fizzled out, according to his opinion. The only acceptable values were novelty and a certain conceptual joke, he said. And so two months after finishing college, he left everything behind and drove to the Southwest in a RMV to lead the alternative life of an artist. And soon thereafter, he decided to follow his girlfriend to Japan.A New Beginning for Brian Williams in Japan. He learned the Japanese language, culture and art. In a sense, he became Japanese.
His integration was made complete at the very latest in 1975 when he married the Japanese Hidemi. According to some reports, while he attended the Kyoto Institute of Technology he developed several connections by working as a technical translator of English and Spanish.Original etching rare artists proof low edition. Williams must have changed his mind about the title as he tippexed the old one and retitled it DOJO. Signed & Numbered & dated. Frame in good condition - amazing collectors framing. Size framed is approx = 15 inches x 13 inches. Size image is approx = 8 inches x 6 inches.