A former member of the Triple K Co-operative, Saul was born on the peninsula at North Caribou Lake, Ontario on April 20th, 1954. He was the son of the late Mike Williams and Annie Quequish of the Little Crane clan. He is one of nine children in a family of three boys and six sisters. Saul attended Indian Affairs Day School until grade eight. As a child he was always interested in pictures and began drawing as soon as he got his hands on a pencil and paper. Saul attributes much of his creative ability to his uncle, Mayo Quequish who was always drawing and creating cardboard replicas of airplanes and other objects seen in Ontario’s far north.
Royal Ontario Museum Collection Saul received his first paints from Mary Black-Rogers, an anthropologist who spent many years at Weagamow Lake with her husband, Dr. Ed Rogers of the Royal Ontario Museum. In the summer of 1969 Saul sold his first painting for 5 dollars. Saul Williams held his first art show at York University in 1971. Over the years he has combined artistic pursuit with a series of jobs: carpentry; firefighting, dockhand, art teacher in northern schools and school counsellor.
Saul’s motivation for painting is to share knowledge and tradition with all peoples. ‘Much racism in the world is due to the lack of understanding each other,’ he says. Saul also seems himself as a ‘record keeper’ of his people’s beliefs that are rapidly disappearing in the wave of bland western media that has invaded homes all over the world. Saul’s vibrant paintings are held in the McMichael Gallery in Kleinberg and the Woodland Indian Cultural Education Centre in Brantford, Ontario; the Royal Ontario Museum, the New College in Toronto as well as many private collections in North America.
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|Saul Williams is arenowned Canadian Ahnisnabae artist born in North Caribou Lake, Ontario.|
|La Parete Gallery Fine Art Gallery - Toronto - Canada
La Parete Gallery is recognized for its selection of Fine Art: Canadian Art - Native Art - Inuit Art - First Nations Art - International Art
|Artists: Antonio, Marcel Barbeau, Carl Beam, Paul-Vanier Beaulieu, Molly Lamb Bobak, David Bolduc, Miller Brittain,
Christopher Broadhurst, Frank Leonard Brooks, Israel Broytman, Jack Bush, Antonio Cardarelli, J. Cardinal-Schubert,
Konrad Cramer, Greg Curnoe, Barker Fairley, Pal Fried, Richard Gorman, Giovanni Guarlotti, Tom Hodgson,
Lee L'Clerc, Kenneth Lochhead, Alexandra Luke, Gershon Iskowitz, André Jasmin,
René Marcil, Isabel McLaughlin, Norval Morrisseau, Louis Muhlstock,
William Ogilvie, Frère Jérôme Paradis, Jack Reppen, William Ronald, Rolph Scarlett, Armand Schonberger, Gerald Scott,
Michael J. Seward, Arthur Shilling, Roland Strasser, Philip Surrey, Peter Taçon, Harold Town, Jesus Carlos de Vilallonga,
Saul Williams, York Wilson, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Ruben Zellermayer