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.



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



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


Selected Bibliography

Aarons, Leroy. Artist  Refuses to Non-Conform; The Washington Post; October 23, 1966

Benson, Legrace N. The Washington Scene: Some Preliminary Notes on the Development of Art in Washington, DC; Art International. Vol. 13, December 10, 1969

Bowers, David. Commemorative Coins of the United States; Bowers & Merena, 1991

Coleman, Nichols. Washington’s Hottest Artists; Washingtonian; September 1985

Conroy, Sarah Booth. Realism Back in Art? The Washington Post; May 17, 1971

Dupris, Georgia. Two Artists, Two Perspectives on the Nature of Life; Palm Beach Post Times; January 19, 1975

Dyson, Kathy. Artist Likes Area’s Seclusion; The Fauquier Times Democrat; March 7, 1985

Forgey, Benjamin.

-Making Art in Washington: The Washington Show; Catalog of The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C, 1985
-Art Gallery… Restaurant…or Both; The Washington Star, May 15, 1980
-Alive With Knowledge, Translated from Eye to Hand; The
Washington Star; May 13, 1974
-Woodward’s Stubborn Fight Against the Tide; The Washington Star; May 4, 1969

-Geddes, Jean. A Long View of Medicine; The Washington Post, June, 1996

Iddings, John. New Designer Emerges; Coinage; Ventura, California, June, 1989

Leboutin, René.
– Washington Nous Envoyer Ses Eleves de Beaux Arts; Le Telegramme; March 16, 1977
– Camaret: Avec Nos Amis Les Artistes; Le Telegramme. August 3, 1963

Lewis, Jo Ann.
– Sun Drenched Seclusion; The Washington Post; February 11, 1981
– Bolder Boulders; The Washington Post; March 2, 1985

McAllister, Bill. Coincidence of Design? ; The Washington Post; March 24, 1989

McCoy, Mary. Integrating Art and Life; The Washington Post; June 25, 1992

The New Yorker; Woodward at Hirschl & Adler; May 1971

Pichavent, Rene.
-Un Americain en Bretagne; Le Telegramme; July 25, 1961

– William Woodward, Le Peintre Americain; Le Telegramme; August, 14, 1971

– William Woodward, Le Peintre de Washington; Le Telegramme de Brest et le Ouest. July 26, 1984

Reynolds, Theresa. Bill Woodward’s Big Art; Fauquier Magazine; Vol. 5, No. 12, Winter, 1992-93

Richard, Paul. Washington’s Most Skillful Painters; The Washington Post. November, 10, 1971

Schwartz, Madeleine. Coming, The Greatest Mural on Earth; American Artist. March 1992

Squirru, Rafael.
– Washington Mannerists, or the Foresight to Look Backward; Americas. Vol. 19, No. 1, January 1967

-Arte de America: 25 Anos de Critica. Ediciones Gaglianone; Buenos Aires, 1979

-49 Artistas de las Americas un ltinerario Poetico; Ediciones Gaglianone; Buenos Aires, 1984

Sullivan, Terry. The Best of Sketching and Drawing; Rockport Publishers, Gloucester, Ma., 1998

Thomas Balch Library Mural: A Loudoun County Story;
Friends of The Thomas Balch Library Marquis; 2001-2002

Thompson, Rachel, and Poland, Charles. History as Art, Balch Ball to Unveil History Mural; The Journal of Loudoun County; November 1, 2002, pgs. 1, 28, 29 and 54

The Washington Post: Local Artist Chosen to do Rockville Mural,
April, 21, 1982

The Washington Post: William Woodward at Fendrick Gallery,
December 29, 1990

Wechsler, Jill. William Woodward: Traditional Themes, Modern Methods; American Artist. December, 1976

Weingrod, Carmi. Larger Than Life: “The Intrigue of Giant Paintings; American Artist. July, 1996