The Art of William Woodward


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

Museum Acquisitions

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              Recruiting Poster, 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             ARCADIA 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