|William Maughan |
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Oil on canvas
18 x 24 inches
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William Maughan was born in 1946 in Long Beach, California. He graduated with distinction from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California in 1973. He studied with Lorsier Feitelson. From 1976 to 1989 Mr. Maughan taught at the Art Center. He co-directed the Fine Art Department of the Academy of Art College, San Francisco, California from 1989-1995. He then served as Director of Foundations, Academy of Art College, San Francisco, from 1995 to 1999. From 1999 to the present, Mr. Maughan has directed the Master’s Program in Fine Art Painting and Traditional Illustration at the Academy of Art College, San Francisco.
William Maughan has been a commercial illustrator since 1973. A partial client list includes General Motors Corporation, CBS Television, Wells Fargo Bank, Fenwick and DreamWorks. His illustrations have also graced the pages of T.V. Guide, Cosmopolitan, Field and Stream, Boys Life, Yachting, and Golf Digest. He has created numerous paperback book covers for the New American Library, Tor, Pinnacle, Avon, and Doubleday, as well as illustrated children’s books for Knopf, Oxford University Press, Dutton, and Crown Publishers.
His fine art career began in the early 1980s, creating Western Art and Civil War limited edition prints sold worldwide. After a visit to France in 1987, he began to captivate a wide audience of collectors with his plein air landscape compositions in both oil and pastel.
Works Held: Booth Western Museum (Cartersville, GA); Church History Museum (Salt Lake City, UT).
Exhibited: William Lester Gallery (Point Reyes, CA), 2002; Maxwell Gallery (San Francisco, CA), 2001; Dan May Galleries (Scottsdale, AZ), 1999; Springville Museum of Art, (Springville, UT); Maxwell Gallery (San Francisco, CA); (1st & 2nd Place Pastel) Pastel Society of America (San Francisco, CA) 1996; 1996 Exhibition, Taipei, China; 1990-1994 Civil War Art Originals and Limited Edition Prints, “Gone with the Wind” L.E.P.; Pastel Society of America, 1995; Joan Baker Gallery (Half Moon Bay, CA) 1993; Husberg Fine Art (Scottsdale, AZ), 1993; Academy of Art College Gallery (San Francisco, CA) 1989-1999; Maxwell Gallery (San Francisco, CA) 1989; Jones Gallery (La Jolla, CA), 1988.
Hughes, Edan M. Artists In California 1786-1940. 3rd ed. Vol. 1. Sacramento: Crocker, Art Museum, 2002. N. pag. 2 vols. Print.