William C. Maxwell has been a practicing artist in New York since his discharge from the U.S. Navy in 1967. He is well known both as a painter and printmaker. He achieved his advanced degrees at Columbia University, where he also taught and supervised the printmaking program at Teachers College for fifteen years. He is presently a Professor of Art at The College of New Rochelle and an adjunct professor of Contemporary Painting at The Center for Art, SUNY Westchester. He maintained a studio in SOHO for 35 years, relocating his present studio to Peekskill, NY, in 1999. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Numerous galleries throughout the U.S. and abroad have represented his work, including the Elizabeth Weiner Galleries, the Bernice Steinbaum Galleries, the Casola Gallery, and, presently, the Blue/Green Gallery in Stowe, Vermont. His numerous solo exhibitions include the historic 10 Downtown Show; the Cardet Gallery in Coral Gables, FL; the Hartford Gallery, University of Connecticut; Nishijin Art Factory, Kyoto, Japan; the Brooklyn Academy of Music; Time-Life; Inc Gallery, NYC; the Ocean County College Gallery, NJ; the Kade Gallery, Wagner University, Staten Island; the Robert Martin Gallery, White Plains, NY; The St. Petersburg Association of Artists, Russia; the Akus Gallery, Eastern Connecticut State University; and a mid-career retrospective at the Lamont Gallery of Phillips Exeter Academy, NH. He is a Master Printer, having run his own print shop for 12 years: Maxwell Nova Fine Arts, Inc. in New Rochelle, NY. His work has been included in numerous group shows at the Hudson River Museum, Johns Hopkins University, Metropolitan Museum, The Copenhagen Rotunda, Gimpel-Weitzenhoffer Gallery, Minneapolis Museum, Albuquerque Museum, Exit Art, Purchase College, The Paramount Center for the Arts, and the PYRAMIDA Center for Contemporary Art, Israel, where his prints are presently installed in an exhibition entitled NewYork+Haifa. He is a recipient of numerous awards and his work is widely collected by prestigious venues including the Brooklyn Museum, the Library of Congress, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He was the founder/co-founder of Westbroadway Gallery in SOHO in 1971, the Ziegfeld Gallery at Columbia University in 1974, and the Castle Gallery at The College of New Rochelle, and presently directs his own gallery in Peekskill: Maxwell Fine Arts.