Over the next few years, Walmsley put together a working atelier for his students and himself. He worked first in black and white in 1963. The Artist, who states that he earned his education in “the Age of College Cubism,” had gone out on his own and had formed a strong attraction to sumi-e painting (“direct on the canvas, no preparatory anything”); at the same time, he recognized the somewhat antithetical process of lithography as an arena of “controlled spontaneity.”  Even so, his lithography work shared the gestural sensibility of the Eastern art form. Because artists do not work in a strictly linear fashion, he was still painting while he was simultaneously engaged in printing the first of the Bad Drawing Series.


  • Title: Ding Dong Daddy #11 Never Never Never Never
  • Creator: William Walmsley, William Walmsley (1923 - 2003)
  • Date Created: 1967
  • Provenance: Gift of William and Dorothy Walmsley
  • Medium: Lithograph

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