William Woodward, a third-generation native Washingtonian, is among America’s most sought-after and admired classically trained painters (the Florentine Accademia di Belli Arti, the Corcoran School, and The American University.) The recipient of multiple awards and commissions, Woodward’s works have been acquired by museums, as well as scores of corporate, public and private collections. Woodward, as director of George Washington University’s MFA program in Studio Arts for more than thirty years, has mentored three generations of artists in the techniques of the great masters, and is a popular guest speaker at prestigious venues such as the National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.
1960-61 M. A. American University, Washington, D.C.
1960 Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
1957-59 Accademia de Belli Arti, Florence, Italy
1957 B.A. American University, Washington, D.C.
1950-52 Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C.
1948-50 Abbott School of Art, Washington, D.C.
1969-2003 Professor, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
1990-2002 Director, Smith Distinguished Visiting Artist Program, GWU, Washington, D.C.
1965-1969 Instructor, Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C.
1964 Teacher, Painting and Drawing, St. Alban’s School, Washington, D.C.
1961 Teacher, Painting and Drawing, Madeira School, Greenway, VA
1959-61 TA, Painting and Drawing, American University, Washington, D.C.
FINE ARTS PROGRAM DIRECTOR
1996 Co-director, Summer Fine Arts Program, George Washington University, Corfu, Greece
1986 The Gems of the Museums, Museum Tour, England, Holland, Belgium, France and Italy
1986 Plein Aire Landscape Painting Seminar, Tuscany, Italy
1985 Spring Painting Seminar, Warrenton, Virginia
1977-79 Summer Fine Arts Program, George Washington University, Brittany, France
2013 The Ringling Museum, Sarasota, FL.
2013 The Huntington Museum and Library, San Marino, CA
2011 The National Gallery of Art, Corcoran Collection, Washington, DC
1992 Ogunquit Museum of Fine Arts, Ogunquit, ME
1985 Unites States Army Museum, Washington, DC
1983 National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
1982 Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, DC
1977 Speed Museum of Art, Louisville, KY
1975 Washington County Museum, Hagerstown, MD
SELECTED WORKS AND COMMISSIONS IN PUBLIC SPACES
2009 Jefferson at Monticello: The Thomas Jefferson Visitors Center, Monticello, Charlottesville,VA
2008 Dolley Madison rescuing the portrait of George Washington: The Montpelier Visitors Center, Madison, VA
2008 James Madison presenting the Bill of Rights: The Montpelier Visitors Center, Madison, VA
2007 A View of the Soldiers Home in Lincoln’s Time: The Lincoln Cottage Visitor Center, Washington, D.C
2002 A Loudoun County Story: The Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA
1996 The Great Odyssey of Medicine: Cyrus Vesuna Conference Center, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, VA
1995 Portrait commission, Goldman Sachs, Inc., New York, NY
1989 Lobby Painting, Oliver T. Carr Corporation, Washington, DC
1988 Lobby Paintings, Oliver T. Carr Corporation, Washington, DC
1987 Painting Kettler, & Scott, Vienna, VA
1986 Painting, Aetna Insurance Company, Reston, VA
1986 Mural, ISN Corporation, Vaswani Building, Rockville, MD
1985 Today’s Army Proud and Ready/Leadership: Department of Defense, Washington, DC
1983 Space Shuttle Launch, Orbital Flight STS-7: NASA, Washington, DC
1982 Paintings, Charles E. Smith Companies, Alexandria, VA
1982 Painting, J. W. Marriott Corporation, Washington, DC
1982 The Memorial Day Parade: City Hall, Rockville, MD
1981 Paintings, J. W. Marriott Corporation, Crystal Gateway Hotel, Alexandria, VA
1979 Idyllic Scenes: Clyde’s of Tyson’s Corner, McLean, VA,
1976 Portrait of John Paul Jones: National Park Service, Harper’s Ferry, WV
1975 Portrait of Benjamin Franklin for the Bicentennial Poster: National Park Service, Harper’s Ferry, WV