His cartoons employed a clean black-and-white style and often dealt with prevailing themes of the day such as Prohibition. His work appeared in Life, Collier's, Century and The New Yorker. He was also syndicated to such newspapers as The Plain Dealer. According to his obituary in The New York Times (15 April 1982, p. D7), by the time he retired in 1953, about five million regular readers had seen his cartoons, which ran in more than 70 newspapers.
During the 1940s, he worked in Boston at 194 Boylston Street. When he died at the age of 93, he was living in Newton, Massachusetts.
Published collections of his work include The Gluyas Williams Book (1929), Fellow Citizens (1940) and The Gluyas Williams Gallery (1957). He also illustrated books by Robert Benchley and Father of the Bride by Edward Streeter.
- The Harvard Lampoon Centennial Celebration 1987-1973 edited by Martin Kaplan, Little, Brown and Company, 1973. ISBN 0-316-48270-6
- "The World of Gluyas Williams" by Edward Sorel in American Heritage magazine
- Gluyas Williams Site maintained by David King
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