Charles D. Williams (1875-1954) was born in New York City. In 1887, after seventh grade, Williams left school to join the work force as an errand boy in an editorial office. He would transfer to the Chicago office for the same editorial company in 1892. He started illustrating for Chicago newspapers a year later. He then went from the Chicago papers to The Saturday Evening Post.
Williams soon went back to New York City, bought an art studio, and began his freelance career. He also had a few of his written pieces published as well. Williams became a founding member of the Society of Illustrators of New York in 1910. He began teaching illustration in 19397 at the National Academy of Design. After World War II he retired from illustration to paint portraits. Williams died at his home in Englewood, New Jersey.
He created five covers for The Saturday Evening Post.