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Art Williams, General, statesman & artist extraordinaire

Updated: May 2, 2022

Tom Stoppard was a Czechoslovakian-born British playwright who once said, “What is an artist? For every thousand people there’s 900 doing the work, 90 doing well, 9 doing good, and one lucky bastard who’s the artist.”

In our colleague Gen. (Ret) Art Williams, we celebrate that fact. A member of the Dawson & Associates team for more than 20 years, Art spent 36 years in the U.S. Army, rising from ROTC to become Commanding General and Chief Engineer of the Army Corps of Engineers. He also served two tours in Vietnam.

While we see Art’s talent most often in our client work, there are many other aspects of his amazing ability that comprise this man’s greatness.. Art had only a passing interest in painting when he retired from the Army Corps of Engineers in 1996 but as with everything else in his remarkable life, he quickly developed his innate talents to produce amazing pieces of art.

Art recently won first place at a Florida art show for his watercolor. This blue ribbon is the latest in a long line of awards for his artistic endeavors.

Congratulations, Art. It is a pleasure and honor to have you as part of our team for so many years.

Robert K. Dawson



The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Dawson & Associates.


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