William Maughan was born in Long Beach California in 1946. He graduated with
distinction from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California in 1973.
He studied with Lorsier Feitelson, and from 1976 to 1989 Mr. Maughan taught at the Art
Mr. Maughan Co- Directed the Fine Art Department of the Academy of Art University, San
Francisco, California from 1989 to 1995. He then served as Director of Foundations, from 1995 to 1999. Mr. Maughan Directed the Masters Program in both Fine Art and Traditional Illustration at the Academy of Art From 1999 to 2008. After a brief retirement, He was asked to return to the Academy to direct the Masters program in Illustration. In 2012 He was honored with an Honorary Doctorates Degree
William Maughan has been a commercial illustrator since 1973. A partial client list
includes General Motors Corporation, CBS Television, Wells Fargo Bank, Fenwick,
Boston beer, Captain Morgan and Dream Works. 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 New American Library,
Torra, Pinnacle, Doubleday, and Harlequin, as well as Children’s books for Knopf, Oxford
University Press, Dutton, and Crown Publishers.
His Fine Art career began in the early 1980s, creating Western and Civil War art and
Limited editions prints sold worldwide. After a visit to France in 1987, he began to
captivate a wide audience of collectors with his plein air landscapes compositions in both
oil and pastel.
MUSEUMS: Permanent collections in:
Booth Western Museum, Cartersville, Georgia
Church History Museum, Salt Lake City, Utah
Vernon Filley Art Museum, Pratt, Kansas.
EXHIBITS: 2014 Group show, Italian Cultural Institute Gallery, San Francisco, CA;
2013 Group show, Walls Gallery, Greenbrier, WV; 2012 Group Show, George Stern Gallery, West Hollywood, CA; 2006 One Man Show, George Stern Gallery, Carmel, CA; 2002 Group Show, William Lester Gallery, Point Reyes, CA, 2001 One man show, Maxwell Gallery, San Francisco CA; 1999 One Man Show Dan May Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ; Group Show Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT; One Man Show Maxwell Gallery, San Francisco, CA; 1996 Pastel Society of America, San Francisco, CA; 1996 Exhibition, Taipei, China; 1995 Pastel Society of America; 1993 Two-Man Show, Baker Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA; 1993 Group Show, Husberg Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ; 1989 Group show, Maxwell Gallery, San Francisco, CA; 1989 – 1999 Husberg Annual Biltmore Show, Phoenix, AZ