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William Anthony

Fort Monmounth, New Jersey b. 1934
American painter and illustrator William Anthony born in 1934 in Fort Monmounth, New Jersey and grewup in Washington State. Anthony studied art at Yale University under Joseph Albers, where he received his BA in 1958. He also studied with Theodoros Stamos at the Art Students League in New York City. In 1962, Anthony 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. The artist has exhibited at such notable institutions as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Paula Cooper Gallery, New York; the Morgan Library and Museum, New York; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; and the New Museum, New York. His work is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; the Brooklyn Museum, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; the Morgan Library and Museum, New York; Yale University Art Museum; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Solomon R.Guggenheim Museum, among many others.