William P. Duffy

William P. Duffy was born in Boston and received his art education at the School of the Worcester Art Museum/Clark University and the Boston Architectural Center. After leaving a 20-year career in commercial art, he has been painting full time for the past 12 years.

Bill has been represented in prestigious galleries from South Carolina to Cape Cod including Coleman Fine Art, Charleston, Tree’s Place, Orleans, MA, Robert Wilson Gallery, Nantucket, The Christina Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, and the J. Russell Jinishian Gallery, Fairfield, CT. His work can be found in private collections throughout the United States in several foreign countries. He is recently an elected Fellow of the American Society of Marine Artists, and is a member of the New England Plein Air Painters, an artist member of the Copley Society and member of the Oil Painters of America in whose 2006 national exhibition Bill was given an Award of Excellence. He has been the subject of articles in US Art, Art Trends, and Sea History.

From 1993 through 2006, Bill has exhibited in the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport. His work has been represented in the International Marine Art Exhibition and Modern Marine Masters. At his first International Show in 1993, judged by George Plimpton, founder of the Paris Review, and Stephen Doherty, editor of American Artist, he received his first “Award of Excellence.” In the 1998 show, judged by James Taylor of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England, and Peter Sutton, Director of the Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT, Bill was honored with another “Award of Excellence.” In the 2004 International, Judges, Stephen S. Lash, Chairman of Christie’s Americas, John Carter, President of Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia and Dawn Riely, CEO/Captain of the America’s Cup contender, America True, Bill once again received an “Award of Excellence.” Other exhibitions include a 1996 group show at Big Horn Gallery in Fairfield, CT, and a one-man show of plein air works at Quidley and Company Gallery, Nantucket, in June 2006.