Robert Williams Biography

A painting student first at Los Angeles City College and later at the Chouinard Art Institute, Williams got his first break when he became the art director for legendary hot rod hero Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. With the rise of the counterculture in the late 1960's. Williams found a growing audience in the underground comic milieu that nurtured such figures as Robert Crumb, Victor Moscoso and S. Clay Wilson. One of the originators of Zap Comix, Williams continues tradition of no-holds barred creative  exploration. In 1994 Williams founded Juxtapoz magazine with a group of artists and collectors. The publication's mission statement was to present art that is provocative, technically adept and worthy of exposure. William's work has been presented internationally on album covers and posters and in magazines and exhibitions, including the important Helter Skelter: L.A. Art in the 1990s at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles in 1992 and the 1993 exhibition Kustom Kulture at the Laguna Art Museum. Williams has produced a number of publications such as Malicious Resplendence, Zombie Mystery Painting, Visual Addiction and Views from a Tortured Libido.