Brian Williams: The Renaissance Man of Tarot

Referring to Brian Williams as the Renaissance Man of Tarot is a bit of an in-joke. Brian's versatility and breadth can not be denied--he has created the art for four tarot decks (including the forthcoming Ship of Fools Tarot), as well as illustrated the Angel Journey Cards. In addition, he wrote the marvelous companion book for Michael Goepford's Light and Shadow Tarot. But the "Renaissance Man of Tarot" appellation speaks also and specifically to his famed Renaissance Tarot and the brilliant companion book he wrote that, as Michele Jackson writes, "...is a gem, not just from a Tarot standpoint, but from a mythological and art history standpoint as well."

Artist, author, and scholar, Brian Williams' contribution to the tarot community is an enormous one. As such, I honor him by making him the first in the Modern Tarot Heroes (and Heroines) series.

Time constraints have caused this section to be a work-in-progress. I am still waiting for several contributions and would welcome other essays on Brian Williams and his contributions to the tarot community, or reviews of his many tarot decks and books. 

Postscript: Brian Williams left this world on Monday, April 15th, 2002. He was 44 years old, and left behind a legacy that will never pass away, and many loved ones and friends who mourn the loss of his physical presence.

Essays:

Arnell Ando
Tom Tadfor Little
Zoe Matoff
Fern Mercier
Rachel Pollack
Charlotte Porter

Coyote Tarot by dt king is dedicated to Brian Williams

Reviews:

Angel Journey Cards - Review by Diane Wilkes
Light and Shadow Tarot - Review by Michele Jackson
Light and Shadow Tarot - Review by Valerie Sim-Behi
Minchiate Tarot - Review by Michele Jackson
Minchiate Tarot - Review by Tom Tadfor Little
PoMo Tarot - Review by Michele Jackson
PoMo Tarot - Review by Tom Tadfor Little
Renaissance Tarot - Review by Michele Jackson
Renaissance Tarot - Review by Tom Tadfor Little
Ship of Fools Tarot - Review by Valerie Sim-Behi
Ship of Fools Tarot - Review by Tom Tadfor Little
NEW: Ship of Fools Tarot - Review by Joan Cole

Brian Williams' Website