WAK (Kevin A Williams)

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WAK (Kevin A Williams) is an African- American artist, born in Chicago, Illinois in July 1965. He is widely known by his moniker WAK or W.A.K.

Biography[edit]

WAK (Kevin A Williams) is an African American artist, born in Chicago, Illinois in July 1965. He attended Chicago Vocational High School. He studied at The Art Institute of Chicago, but did not graduate from there, and is mostly self-taught. He creates pieces that showcase the African-American experience.

Williams's works have been featured on the television shows Law & Order, on NBC, Soul Food, on Showtime.[1] He has also featured in major magazines including Upscale magazine and Rolling Out Magazine.[2]

In November of 2009, Williams was commissioned by the Professional Golf Association (PGA) to memorialize Ted Rhodes, John Shippen, Bill Spiller, and Joe Louis, the first African-American inductees to the PGA. He was the first African American artist to have a painting permanently hanging in the PGA National Museum in Port St. Lucie, Florida.[3]

Williams currently lives and works in the Atlanta area.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Unique, Queen. "Kevin "WAK" Williams Exclusive Interview". Blog Talk Radio. Blog talk radio. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Admin, Admin. "Renowned African American Artist Kevin Williams Makes Beauty Images Black and White". Rolling out Magazine. Rolling out Magazine. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Denny, Bob. "PGA Historical Center Unveils African-American Pioneers Exhibit With Video Tributes to Ted Rhodes, John Shippen, Bill Spiller and Joe Louis". PGA Media Center. PGA Media Center. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Ayubu, Kani Saburi. "Interview-US Poster Shop". The Black Art Depot. The US Poster Shop. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 

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