Artists > William Wegman

William Wegman was born December 2, 1943 in Holyoke, Massachusetts. He received a BFA in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston in 1965 and an MFA from the University of Illinois Champagne-Urbana in 1967. Wegman's photographs, videotapes, paintings, and drawings have been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally. Recent exhibitions have included touring retrospectives of Wegman’s work in Europe, Japan, and Korea. In 2006-2008, Funney/Strange, a retrospective of Wegman’s paintings, drawings, videos, and photographs, toured the US, appearing at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Wexner Center, and the Smithsonian. His work recently appeared in exhibitions at the Pomona College Museum, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Berkeley Museum as part of Pacific Standard Time. Upcoming exhibitions include a large scale survey exhibition which will open at Bowdoin College in July 2012 and will travel to Stockholm and Copenhagen as well as a gallery exhibition with Sperone Westwater Gallery in New York. Wegman is the author of numerous books for children, including New York Times bestseller Puppies. Working with his cast of Weimaraners, Wegman has created projects for Saturday Night Live, Nickelodeon, and Sesame Street, where his videos have appeared regularly since 1989. Wegman’s movie The Hardly Boys in Hardly Gold was screened at the Sundance Film Festival. Wegman has been commissioned to create works for such diverse projects as a guidebook for MoMA, a line of fabrics for Crypton, a season brochure for the Metropolitan Opera, and an anniversary cover for The New Yorker. His Man’s Best Friend calendar celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Wegman has also created both print and TV ad campaigns for clients including Honda, Panasonic, and Sony. He has appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and with Jay Leno, David Letterman and, most recently, The Colbert Report. Wegman currently lives in New York and Maine.

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Education

Wegman received a BFA in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston in 1965 and an MFA from the University of Illinois Champagne-Urbana in 1967.

Exhibitions & Publications

Wegman's photographs, videotapes, paintings, and drawings have been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally. Recent exhibitions have included touring retrospectives of Wegman’s work in Europe, Japan, and Korea. In 2006-2008, Funney/Strange, a

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