William Dawson

United States 1901 - 1990


William Dawson
William Dawson
United States
March 4, 2013
Behind the pseudonym of Lor Dethal lies Nemanja Torlak, a writer for Widewalls intrigued and moved by diversity in art and in the lives of those who create it. It is often the unexpected that come forth and surprise us, and art is a world that allows it and makes it possible. David beats the Goliath daily, and writing about it is a pleasure.

The work of the American artist William Dawson first became recognized as part of Black Folk Art in America, the 1982 travelling exhibition. During his lifetime, he has made a number of totem-like sculptures, carving animals and figures out of discarded furniture.