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Biography

William Buchanan received his Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from LeMoyne Owen College in Memphis, Tennessee. In addition to his studies at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi, he studied painting, drawing, and design at the Peninsula School of Arts in Door County, Wisconsin (University of Wisconsin at Green Bay Ext.).

William has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the nation. Some including:

  • Resist Exhibition, Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC
  • First LaGrange Southeast Regional, LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, GA
  • National Afro-American Museum and Culture Center, Wilberforce, OH
  • LaGrange National XXVIII, LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, GA
  • Murphy Hill Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 14th Annual African American Art Exhibition, Louisville, KY
  • National Black Fine Arts Show, New York, NY
  • Atlanta Life Insurance Co., Atlanta, GA
  • City Gallery East, Atlanta, GA
  • Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA
  • M. Hanks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX
  • Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL
  • The Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • Ward Nasse Art Gallery, New York, NY
  • Leedell Moorehead-Graham Fine Art Gallery, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff, AR
  • 620 Gallery, Charlotte, NC
  • 36th and 37th Pilsen East Artist Open House, Chicago Arts District, Chicago, IL
  • The Hammonds House Museum and Resource Center, Atlanta ,GA
  • International Exhibition, Making Small Art Big, 10x10x10 Tieton, Tieton, WA
  • Depth of Meaning, A Juried International Exhibition, Caladan Gallery, Boston, MA
  • 21st Annual Exhibition Zullo Gallery, Medfield, MA

William’s nature-inspired artwork has earned him a number of awards including First Prize Painting for the Tenth Annual Atlanta Life African-American National Art Competition and Exhibition and two Hambidge Center Fellowships.

William’s work can be found in many collections including:

  • The LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, GA
  • Bob Morgan, New York, NY
  • Atlanta Life Insurance Company of Atlanta, GA
  • Atlanta Southside Community Health Center of Atlanta, GA
  • IBM Corporation of Tampa, FL
  • Eric Hanks of Santa Monica, CA
  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Asher of Atlanta, GA
  • John Crawford of Atlanta, GA
  • Melita Easter of Atlanta, GA
  • Camille Russell Love of Atlanta, GA
  • Ryland and Ray McClendon of Atlanta, GA
  • Dr. Craig H. Ricks of Atlanta, GA
  • Kevin Cole of Atlanta, GA
  • Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Center, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, AR
  • Mr. & Mrs. Danny Campbell, Pine Bluff, AR
  • Kenneth Elmore, Boston, MA