Portrait, landscape and architectural painter, etcher and illustrator, Williams was born in Kent in 1905. He studied at the Royal Academy Schools where he was awarded the Landseer Scholarship for 1928. He also attended the St Martins School of Art and the L.C.C. Schools. Williams exhibited regularly from 1926 at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute, Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Society of British Artists, the New English Art Club and in the counties.
 
Collections can be found at the Imperial War Museum, Museum of London, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, Southampton Art Gallery, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne and Bath.