Melissa Williams’ Biography



B.A. and M.A. in Art History, University of Missouri, Columbia

Phi Beta Kappa


Selected list of juried Art Fairs and Antiques Shows:

Philadelphia Hospital Antiques Show

Chicago International Art Fair

Chicago International Antiques Show

U.S. Artists, Philadelphia

Modernism, New York, 63rd Street Armory

Fall Antiques Show, New York

San Francisco Arts Show

Tri Delta Antiques Show, Dallas

Newport Antiques Show

Winnetka Antiques Show, Chicago

Minneapolis Institute of the Arts Antiques Show

Other shows including Houston, Atlanta, Kansas City, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Maine


Selected Publications:

Portrait of A Lady, published in Muse, Museum of Art and Archaeology, Columbia, Missouri

Alice Kellogg Tyler (2 catalogs)

John Wehmer, Unseen Forces, 2013 (catalog)


Selected Museum Sales:

Women’s Art Class, dated 1868 by Louis Lang, sold to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Interior of Lottery, dated 1821 by James Kidder, sold to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Laura Brown in a Wingchair, dated 1867 by Fidelia Bridges, sold to the High Museum, Atlanta


For the last twenty years Melissa Williams Fine Art and Douglas L. Solliday Antiques

have shared a gallery in downtown Columbia, Missouri.


Click here to view the gallery video