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William Marvin is able to capture the ever changing moods of nature, out in the open, fresh and unspoiled. These special moments have been saved by a man who has lived his whole life with one eye on the great outdoors. His childhood was spent along the winding Fox River in Central Wisconsin. The family moved to California and there he fell in love with the western landscape on many backpacking trips throughout Oregon, Washington, and Yosemite National Park in California.
Bill attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, taking extensive courses in design, drawing, painting and advertising illustration. Upon graduating in 1974, he came to Chicago to begin a challenging profession as a graphic designer. Telling a story with strong shapes and rich color has been a consistent theme in his graphics and paintings. After a successful career that included illustrating children’s books, magazine publishing, and designing annual reports he returned to his first love, painting the outdoors.
Bill started showing his landscapes in 1996 and immediately began to draw attention from collectors. In 1999 he was asked to become Vice President of Oil Painters of America and remained in that position for two years. He has painted extensively throughout the Midwest, Southwest, and Acadia National Park in Maine. Bill’s artwork hangs in private and corporate collections throughout the United States. www.williammarvinfineart.com