Ben Williams

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 Folk artist Ben Williams lived in Montgomery, Alabama. He dropped out of school in the sixth grade. He moved to Cincinnati where he shined shoes. When his father‘s health failed he returned to Alabama and married in 1947. He had six children. He and his wife separated and he moved to Washington, and then back to Alabama. In 1985 he had an accident and broke his leg. That left him disabled and with time to devote to his paintings.