William Leidenthal Bio

William Leidenthal grew up in Palo Alto, California, in the 1950s and 60s. In the summer of 1967 William was creating music event posters for Rock venues in San Francisco. A year later he left California on a sailing voyage to the South Pacific. After the birth of his daughter in Hawaii, William graduated from the University of Hawaii with a BA in Liberal Studies in 1984. He went on to graduate school in North Carolina earning a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1987.

During the 1990s William had a home art studio in Los Angeles, California, while working as an Art Director and Graphic Artist for advertising agencies in the Los Angeles area. The artist currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and has a studio in Sausalito, California. William also enjoys playing music, traveling, and visiting art museums.

William has been showing his paintings, drawings, etchings, and other art works throughout the United States, from New York to Honolulu, from Los Angeles to Miami, since 1979.

The first art project
Will’s first art project
William visits Munich
William traveling in Greece
William on the way to a music gig
to the gig