DeWayne A. Williams Jr.

Title: Artist
Location: Boise, Idaho, United States

DeWayne A. Williams Jr., Artist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in photography.

Passionate about both art and environmental science for as long as he can remember, Mr. Williams has dedicated his career to a combination of the two. At the start of his professional journey, he served in positions like an aquatic biologist with the Oregon Game Commission, a biological technician for the Environmental Protection Agency, and a biological technician for the National Marine Fisheries Service. Mr. Williams then became the arts and crafts director and instructor for the U.S. Army in the Canal Zone, an artist and museum curator for the University of Montana, an artist, author, editor and photographer for Artistwork, and an exhibition specialist for the National Park Service. Since 2002, he has dedicated himself to art full-time. His specialty is black and white fine art photography using an 8×10 view camera.

One of the highlights of Mr. Williams’ career was contributing to “Montana Tribute,” a book released for the Montana official centennial, as the author, editor, photographer, and publisher. The limited-edition book sold all 6,500 copies made and is the only book made entirely of 8×10 photographs. Mr. Williams dedicated a lot of himself to the project; he drove 25,000 miles that centennial year to make sure he captured all of the unique people, places, and things in Montana.

To prepare for his endeavors, Mr. Williams earned a Bachelor of Arts in biological sciences from Florida State University in 1966 and a Master of Arts in interdisciplinary studies from Oregon State University in 1974. He also completed postgraduate coursework at the University of Idaho from 1997 to 1999. When Mr. Williams has spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and camping.

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