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Williams Gallery West - Our History

Williams Gallery West owner and curator Jonathan Bock

Williams Gallery West is one of three art galleries founded by the family of Ernest and Mary Lou Bock.  Williams Gallery of Fine Art was founded in 1983 in Princeton, New Jersey by Mary Lou Bock.  Bock Gallery, now The Art and Frame Shop, was founded in Hollywood Florida is 1993 by Mary Lou's son William Bock. Williams Gallery West  opened its doors in March 1998, and is owned and operated by Jonathan Bock, who has represented the Williams Gallery on the West Coast since 1993.  Jon draws upon an extensive background in the arts to bring a unique collection of fine and folk art.  

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" We work directly with the artists featured in our gallery to insure that the artwork we carry is of the finest quality.  Our international collection of fine and folk art has been collected first hand on buying trips in the United States,  Mexico, Indonesia, Thailand, and Australia.  With each new acquisition, we strive to learn as much as possible about  the people, the culture, and the arts in the countries we visit.   Every piece of artwork has a story.  We do our best to know and to tell that story, to understand the nature of the work, the artist's philosophy in creating it, and the way it fits into the art world as a whole." 

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