William A. Berry (1933-2010)
Artist, Illustrator, Photographer, Professor, Designer, Author

Academic Training

University of Texas (BFA), University of Southern California (MFA)

Academic Positions

Curators' Professor of Art, Emeritus, and past Chair, Art Department, University of Missouri; Boston University; Wesleyan University, CT, (Summer School); Lacoste School of the Arts, France; University of Texas, Austin

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Galleria Schneider, Rome, Italy; USIA Gallery, Athens, Greece; Middle East House; Gallery of Southwest Texas State University; Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA; Rhode Island School of Design Palazzo Cenci, Rome, Italy; Charles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco; Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa; University of Missouri; Luther College, Decorah, Iowa; Montalvo Center for the Arts, Saratoga California; Three year traveling exhibition of 32 drawings sponsored by the Mid-America Arts Alliance in partnership in the National Endowment for the Arts.

Selected Group Exhibitions /Prizes

Work shown in over 500 National Juried Exhibitions.  Prizes awarded in over 120 juried exhibitions. 

Prominent jurors selecting work for national competitive exhibitions include: Thomas N. Armstrong, III, Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art (1974-1990); Ann Percy, Curator of Drawings, Philadelphia Museum of Art (1972-present); Henry Hopkins, Director of the Weisman Collection, Los Angeles, former Director of the San Francisco Museum of Art; Douglas Schultz, Director, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo New York (1983-2002); Ofelia Garcia, President, Atlanta College of Art (1986-1991); Ted Potter, Director Southeastern Center for the Visual Arts (1967-1991); Richard Koshalek, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1980-1999); Evan Turner, Director Cleveland Museum of Art (1983-1993), Past Director, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Philadelphia Museum of Art; M. Stephen Doherty, Editor in Chief, American Artist Magazine.   

Selected Public and Private Collections

Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA; Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, VA; Parkersburg Art Center, WV; Hallmark Collection; Stedman Gallery, Rutgers University; Fidelity Investments; Glenn Lowry (Director MOMA); Wanda Landowska (estate); Helen Hayes (estate); Craig Lucas (playwright); Joyce and Ken Volk; Lia and William Poorvu.

Selected Awards, Honors

Mid-America Art Alliance/National Endowment of the Arts Award for Paintings and Works on Paper.  $5000.

Named Curators’ Professor, University of Missouri 1991- highest honor awarded to a faculty member—the 11th such award in the 23 year old history of the title.

Artist in Residence at: MacDowell Colony; Altos de Chavon, Dominican Republic; Montalvo Center for the Arts, Saratoga, California; Carmargo Foundation, Cassis, France; Lacoste School for the Arts, France; Rockefeller Foundation, Villa Serbelloni, Italy.

Citation of Merit – Society of Illustrators, 1969

Publications – Books Authored by Berry

Drawing the Human Form, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1977 (1st ed.); Prentice Hall/Simon and Schuster, 1994, (2nd ed.)

Paper Construction for Children, (co-author), Reinhold Publishing Company, 1966

Publications - Selected Book Design and Illustration  

Kennedy Without Tears, Tom Wicker, William Morrow, NY, 1964; Still Quiet on the Western Front, Gene Smith, William Morrow, NY, 1965; On Firm Ice, Carter Wilson, (1st ed.)Educational Development Center, Cambridge, MA, 1967, (2nd ed.) Thomas Crowell, NY, 1969; A Journey to the Arctic, Knud Rasmussen, Educational Development Center, Cambridge, MA, 1969; The Hotchkiss School, Lael Tucker and Maude Wertenbaker Basserman,1966; The Creative Eye, Kelly Fearing, et al., (2 vols.) W.S. Benson, Austin, TX, 1969

Publications-Selected Work for Periodicals – Design and Illustration

Newsweek, The Reporter, The New Leader, John Hopkins Magazine, Mid-East, Esquire, Harpers Magazine, Opera News, TV Guide, Al-Majal (a USIA publication), The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Holiday, Texas Monthly (Art Director 1972-73)

Publications – Selected Citations

Betsy Schein Goldman American Artist Magazine in1987, reprinted as "Drawing Highlights" in 1994: Guide to Drawing (4th & 5th Edition by Mendelowitz and Wakeham) and Exploring Drawing by Gerald Brommer; The Best of Colored Pencil 4, and 5; Who’s Who in American Art; The Annual of American Illustration, 1965, 1967, and 1970.

Contact Information

908 Edgewood Ave.
Columbia, MO, 65203

e-mail: augber33@me.com