William T. Wiley, ‘Funk Artist’ Who Spurned Convention, Dies at 83

William T. Wiley, the influential artist and educator who helped found the funk art movement and establish the San Francisco Bay Area art scene as an unfiltered alternative to what he saw as the flagrant commercialism of New York, died on April 25 in a hospital in Greenbrae, Calif. He was 83.

May 5, 2021