Elizabeth Williams

Elizabeth Williams Photo: Jefferson Siegel

 

Kenny G and artist Elizabeth Williams at the Blue Note NYC Kenny G and artist Elizabeth Williams at the Blue Note NYC

Elizabeth Williams attended Washington University School of Art and graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1979. She began her illustration career in Los Angeles in 1980 drawing trials of the Hillside Stranglers and the anti-trust trial of Al Davis (owner of the Los Angeles Raiders football team) v. the National Football League.

Williams’ court artwork has been published on the front page of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, New York Newsday and The National Law Journal. She drew an award-winning advertising campaign for Winthrop Pharmaceuticals, has illustrated textbooks for Oxford University Press, drawn sports illustrations for ABC Sports, the Los Angeles Raiders and the Ammirati advertising agency. She is the co-author of the award winning book on courtroom art, The Illustrated Courtroom: 50 Years of Court Art. The book won two Gold Medals and two Silver Medals from the IPPY eLit awards, is a Times Literary Supplement 2014 Book of the Year, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2014 and a Global eBook Gold Medal winner. The Library of Congress acquired all of her artwork from The Illustrated Courtroom for their collection.

Her work has been exhibited in juried shows at the Society of Illustrators in N.Y. and L.A, The William J Brennan Courthouse in New Jersey, The New York City Police Museum, the Newport Beach Library in CA, the World Trade Gallery in New York, The National Arts Club and the Southern District of New York Manhattan Federal Courthouse. New York’s John Jay School of Criminal Justice acquired her entire folio of work from the "Sean Bell Trial" for their collection.

Her client list includes: The Associated Press, CNN, CNBC News, ABC News, Bloomberg News, NBC News, CBS News, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, American Lawyer and National Law Journal. She has been featured and interviewed in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Metro, NPR, The Daily Beast, and The Huffington Post.

Elizabeth Williams Wikipedia Page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Williams_(artist)

Collections

The Library of Congress, Washington DC
The John Jay School of Criminal Justice Lloyd Sealy Library, NYC
The New Jersey State Bar Association
The New York City Police Museum
Chevron Corporation

Group Shows

National Arts Club, New York City
Conejo Vallery Art Museum, CA
The New York City Police Museum, New York City
Society of Illustrators, New York City
Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, CA
The World Trade Art Gallery, New York City
The Newport Beach Library, CA
William J. Brennan Jr. Courthouse, New Jersey
Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse, New York City

Courtroom art in attorney collections of :

Beus Gilbert PLLC
Boies, Schiller & Flexner
Bryan Cave LLP
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Dentons
Duane Morris
Gibson Dunn
Goodwin, Procter & Hoar
Hilliard Munoz & Gonzales
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Jones Day
Kaye Scholer LLP
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
MoloLamken LLP
Motley Rice LLC
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Ropes & Gary LLP
Shearman & Sterling
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
White & Case
Winston & Strawn

Presentations on Courtroom Art:

University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Library of Congress, Washington DC
CUNY Journalism Graduate School with Justice Richard Berman and TV commentator Diane Dimond
Newport Beach Library, Newport Beach California
Charleston Law School, South Carolina Bar CLE approved

Select Press links

New Jersey William J Brennan courthouse
http://artfcity.com/2015/02/23/two-experts-on-courtroom-illustration-elizabeth-williams-and-aggie-kenny/

National Arts Club
http://press.journalism.cuny.edu/2015/06/national-arts-club-honors-illustrated-courtroom/

Southern District of New York Thurgood Marshall Courthouse show
http://thevillager.com/2015/02/19/sketching-history-judiciously-in-federal-court/

Newport Beach CA Library show
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/courtroom-646948-library-illustrators.html
http://www.latimes.com/tn-dpt-et-0102-courtroom-art-newport-beach-public-library-20141229-story.html
http://www.newportbeachindy.com/newport-beach-library-courtroom-drama-exhibit/

Illustrated Courtroom book
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/04/14/capturing-on-canvas-the-downfall-of-wall-streets-criminals/?_r=0
http://press.journalism.cuny.edu/2015/06/the-illustrated-courtroom-wins-4-major-awards/
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/sue-russell/the-illustrated-courtroom/

Library of Congress
http://www.courthousenews.com/2016/02/29/library-of-congress-adds-96-courtroom-drawings.htm
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/02/26/library-congress-acquires-courtroom-drawing-collection.html
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/gallery/2016/feb/26/courtroom-drawings-famous-trials-bernie-madoff-charles-manson
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/26/business/dealbook/library-of-congress-acquires-drawings-of-courtroom-drama.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/03/05/courtroom-illustrators-capture-side-us-justice-system-rarely-seen/81339236/