Francis Williams


October 1, 1936 (d. 2003)

Masset, Haida Gwaii

Francis Williams worked in diverse media, including silkscreen prints, argillite, wood, and copper. However, he was mainly known for his hand-carved silver and gold jewellery. Francis studied fine art and commercial art at Camosun College in Victoria, BC, and also received instruction from Art Adams of Masset. His influences originated from artwork within the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, BC, and he exhibited widely in BC and Japan. One of his silver bracelets was featured in the Burke Museum's 2007 In the Spirit of the Ancestors exhibition. He passed away on June 11, 2003.