William Anthony (artist)

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William Anthony
Born William Graham Anthony
(1934-09-25)September 25, 1934
Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, United States
Nationality American
Education Yale University
Art Students League of New York
San Francisco Art Institute
Known for Painting

William Anthony (1934) is an American painter and illustrator born in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey in 1934. He attended Yale University, getting his undergraduate degree in history and serving as a senior editor for campus humor magazine The Yale Record.[1] While attending Yale, he took a series of art classes, including one taught by Josef Albers. In 1958 and 1961 he attended the Art Students League of New York.[2]

After graduating from Yale he went to California, where his family had moved and attended the San Francisco Art Institute. In 1962 he began teaching drawing at a commercial art school in San Francisco and developed a method of drawing that resulted in the book A New Approach to Figure Drawing. In 1964 he returned to New York. From 1977 to 1978 he created illustrations for Interview and published another book called Bible Stories. In 1983 he married Norma Neuman.[2] His work is held in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art.[3] Anthony's work has recently been shown at the Christopher Henry Gallery in New York City. His most recent exhibition of which was highly influenced by the work of Picasso.[4]

Further reading[edit]

  • Anthony, William. Bible Stories. Winston-Salem: Jargon (1978). ISBN 0-912330-25-2
  • Anthony, William. Bill Anthony's Greatest Hits. Winston-Salem: Jargon (1987). ISBN 0-912330-62-7
  • Anthony, William. War is Swell. Santa Monica: Smart Art Press (2000). ISBN 1-889195-39-1


  1. ^ Yale Banner. New Haven: Yale University Press. 1958. p. 219.
  2. ^ a b Jean Fitzgerald (2004). "Finding Aid". William Anthony papers, 1956-2003. Archives of American Art. Retrieved 17 Jun 2011.
  3. ^ "William Anthony". Collection. Museum of Modern Art. 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  4. ^ Tarnowski, Dan (April 2012). "William Anthony: Ironic Icons II". The Brooklyn Rail.