Huntington, WV Black History

William Clemons

Artist

William “Billy Clemons” is a well-known artist in Huntington and Fairfield.

He is a lifelong resident of Huntington and attended Barnett Elementary School, Douglass High School and graduated from Huntington High School.

Clemons is a self-taught painter and has been painting since the age of 6. He also loves sculpturing, pen and ink drawings and creating designs. He has created hundreds of murals, paintings, drawings and other objects of art during his 70-year career.

He also enjoys teaching young kids and wants them to see what he sees so they can learn to create art.

 

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