Guild Hall is holding a celebration and memorial for artist William King (1925 - 2015) on Saturday at 11 a.m. Immediately following, a reception will be held at the East Hampton museum. William King died at his East Hampton home on March 4, 2015. The sculptor was 90 years old.

Well-known in the Hamptons art community, King's work was figurative, expressive, and often lean and lanky like himself.  To read a tribute by Janet Goleas, click here.

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William King. Courtesy of Guild Hall.

William King. Courtesy of Guild Hall.

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William King's work is held in collections by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, among others. His work is also held in Guild Hall's permanent collection. His art will be including in the museum's next show, "Selfies and Portraits of the East End" exhibited from June 20 to July 26, 2015.

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William King. Courtesy of Guild Hall.

William King. Courtesy of Guild Hall.

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To see a slideshow of sculptures by William King, click here.

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BASIC FACTS: The celebration of William King at Guild Hall takes place on May 23, 2015 at 11 a.m. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.

RELATED:  "William King Remembered" by Janet Goleas. Published March 10, 2015.

"William King, Sculptor, Dies at 90; His Pointed Wit Was A Tool" by Bruce Weber for The New York Times. Published March 26, 2015.

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