William Leidenthal Bio

William Leidenthal grew up in Palo Alto, California, in the 1950s and 60s. In the summer of 1967 William was creating event posters for Rock music venues in San Francisco. A year later he was on a sailing voyage to Central America. For a decade in the 1970s William was employed as a Sailing Master working on sailing vessels traveling in Costa Rica, Galapagos Islands, French Polynesia (Tahiti), Fiji, New Zealand, and Hawaii.

After the birth of his daughter in Hawaii, William graduated from the University of Hawaii with a BA in Liberal Studies (emphasis in Art History and Studio Art) 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 an art studio at his home in Los Angeles, California, while he worked as an Art Director and Graphic Artist for advertising agencies in the Greater Los Angeles area. Will currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and has a studio in Sausalito, California. Will travels often, visiting art museums throughout Europe for more than 16 years.

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. Exhibition venues since 2000 include: Robert Allen Fine Arts, Sausalito, CA; O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA; Theater Arts Gallery, High Point, NC; Eagle Rock Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA; Pence Gallery (UC Davis), Davis, CA.

William Leidenthal is represented by Robert Allen Fine Arts, Sausalito, California

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