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Herb Williams

Herb Williams

(b. 1973) lives in Nashville
Red Head, 2003, 2017
crayola crayon, paper, paint, wood, 16 x 12 x 12 inches, 2003.98

Williams is one of the only individuals in the world that holds an account with Crayola. Using Crayola crayons exclusively, he creates original sculptures that may require hundreds, even thousands of crayons. William’s artwork holds world records with Ripley’s and Guinness. His sculptures have been placed in children’s hospitals, corporate lobbies, museum walls, and the White House. He received a B.F.A. in sculpture from Birmingham-Southern College, and apprenticed under two professional sculptors. Upon graduation he immediately went to work at a bronze foundry in West Palm Beach, FL. Then, in 1998 Williams moved to Nashville. He received The Joan Mitchell Foundation Museum Purchase Grant, the Next Star Artist Award, and was sponsored by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2011. In 2017 Williams made repairs to Red Head due to color fade.

I think Nashville is worthy of international recognition, and our arts scene is a great platform to do that. – Williams