born 1942, Cross Creek, NC

1962 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn (BFA, Painting)
1965 Skowhegan School of Painitng & Sculpture, ME
1968 Yale University (MFA, Painting)

1971 to present  Brooklyn College

1969  'New Aquisitions', The Museum of Modern Art, NY
          Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art
          Inaugural Exhibition, The Studio Museum, Harlem
1970  'L'Art Vivant aux Etats-Unis', Maeght Foundation, Saint-Paul, France
1971  'William T. Williams', Reese Palley Gallery, NYC (solo)
1987  'The Art of Black America in Japan', Tokyo
1991  'Fourteen Paintings', The Montclair Museum of Art, NJ (solo)
1999  'To Conserve a Legacy: American Art from Historically Black Colleges and Universities', The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, The Art Institute of Chicago, et al (traveling)
2007  'What is Painting?', The Museum of Modern Art, NY
2008  'Narrative of African American Art and Identity', The David Driskell Collection, University of Maryland, College Park
2010  'The Chemistry of Color', Columbia Museum of Art, SC

The Museum of Modern Art, NY
The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
The Detroit Institute of Art, MI
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT
Yale University Art Gallery
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
North Carolina State Museum

1970 & 1994 National Endowment for the Visual Arts Award
1992 The Studio Museum in Harlem Award