Glynn Williams was born in Shrewsbury in 1939. He studied at Wolverhampton College of Art (1955-61).
A selection of solo exhibitions include: Kells Priory, Kells, Ireland (2004); Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London (2000); Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London; Penny School Gallery, Kingston; Atkinson Gallery, Millfield, Somerset (1997); Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery (1995); Woodlands Art Gallery, London; Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London (1994); Margam Country Park, West Glamorgan (1992); Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Sunderland; Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London (1991); Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London (1988); Artsite Gallery, Bath (1987); Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London (1986); Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London; Piccadilly Festival, St. Jame's Church Gardens, Piccadilly (1985); Blond Fine Art Gallery, London (1982); Oriel - Welsh Arts Council Gallery, Cardiff (1978); Wakefield Festival (1977); Park Square Gallery, Leeds; Sheffield Polytechnic Gallery; Ferens Art Gallery, Hull (1974); Serpentine Gallery, London (1972); ICA Gallery, London Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London (1967).
Williams was awarded an Honorary Fellowship at Wolverhampton Polytechnic (University) and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Art and of the Royal Society of British Sculptors.
Unusually Glynn Williams began his career as an artist making abstract figures, which he then developed into a more figurative style. In opposition to the normal development from figuration to abstraction Glynn's sculptures possess a unique abstractly figurative style, rather than a figuratively abstract one. His sculptures are representational but weighted in abstraction providing them with a surrealistic and dislocated understanding of human form.