WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT: AN INSPIRED LIFE
There’s hardly a complimentary character trait that does not apply to Bill Cartwright –gracious, generous, dedicated, passionate – the list could go on. The selfless act by Bill and Nick King in buying Simon Rodia’s Towers in Watts, encouraging the formation of the committee that saved them from destruction by the city of Los Angeles, was enough to make the world aware of site-specific art environments. Though many existed at the time, it was the Tower’s battle for survival that ignited interest worldwide. Bill's passion and support continued throughout his life and was the inspiration for Seymour Rosen to devote his life to document and help preserve these sites around the world through SPACES, the organization he founded, that now continues the work he started.
Bill Cartwright’s legacy is profound. His actions and life touched and inspired many people who may never have known his name. Those who had the pleasure of knowing him are grateful for those moments, and will never forget his place in their lives.
SPACES Trustee Emeritus