William O'Connor (artist)

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William O'Connor is an artist whose work has appeared in role-playing games.

Early life and education[edit]

William O'Connor was born on Long Island, New York. He enrolled at the age of ten at the Huntington School of Fine Arts (HSFA), and after high school he attended Alfred University and also enrolled in illustration programs at the School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design in Manhattan.[1]


William O'Connor produced interior illustrations for many Dungeons & Dragons books since 1995, as well as cover art for Living Greyhawk Gazetteer (2000). He has also produced artwork for other games including several game systems by White Wolf such as Ars Magica and Trinity.

He has also written instructional art books, such as Dracopedia: A Guide to Drawing the Dragons of the World.[2]

O'Connor was nominated for a Chesley Award in 2002, for Best Gaming-Related Illustration, for Respite card art, "Legend of the Five Rings".[3]

O'Connor has done artwork for Magic: The Gathering.[4]


  1. ^ http://www.wocstudios.com/bio.htm
  2. ^ Donahue, Dick, and Skwarek, Skip (June 29, 2009). "Hardcovers: Lifestyle", Publishers Weekly 256 (26): 74.
  3. ^ (August 2002). "Chesley award nominations", Science Fiction Chronicle 24 (8): 4–5.
  4. ^ http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Search/Default.aspx?action=advanced&artist=%5B%22William%20O'Connor%22%5D

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