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Wally Bill Hedrick, American Artist. Recipient Adeline Kent award, 1985, Golden Bear award California State Fair, 1990, merit award, 1991, award of excellence, 1996; grantee National Endowment Arts, 1962, 82, 93, Marin Arts Council-Bucks Foundation, individual artist grantee San Francisco Foundation, 1985-1986, Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation grantee, 1997. Served with Army of the United States, 1950-1952.


Hedrick, Wally Bill was born in 1928 in Pasadena, California, United States. Son of Walter Thomas and Velma Laurel (Thurman) Hedrick.


Student, Otis The Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles, 1947;student, California College Arts and Crafts, 1954;Bachelor of Fine Arts, California School Fine Arts, 1955;Master of Arts, San Francisco State University, 1958.


Instructor, San Francisco State University, 1958-1959;instructor, California School Fine Arts, 1960-1964;instructor, The Art Institute of Chicago San Francisco, 1964-1970;instructor, San Francisco Academy Art, 1971;instructor, San Jose State University, 1972-1973;instructor, Indian Valley College, since 1974. Instructor summer session Art. Institute San Francisco, 1978.

Instructor University of California, Davis, 1984, 86.


  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include Pasadena (California) Arts Center, 1950, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, 1955, California School Fine Arts, San Francisco, 1956, Oakland (California) Museum, 1958, Isaacs Gallery, Toronto, Canada, 1961, New Mission Gallery, San Francisco, 1963, San Francisco Art Institute, 1967, Sonoma Satte College, California, 1968, 63 Bluxome St., San Francisco, 1975, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, 1982, 84, 89, 90, Emanuel Walter Gallery, 1985, Atholl McBean Gallery, 1985, Natsoulas-Novelozo Gallery, Davis, California, 1989, Mills College Art Gallery, 1994, Gallery Paule Anglim, 1994, California Museum of Art, 1999, Linc Real Art Gallery, San Francisco, California, 2002, Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, California, 2002. Group exhibitions include Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, 1992, ACGI Gallery, Berkeley, California, 1993, The Crocker Museum, Sacramento, 1994, The Oakland Museum, California, 1994, San Francisco Art Institute, 1994, Richmond Art Center, California, 1995, San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, 1995, Whitney Museum American Art, New York City, 1995, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1996, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, 1996, numerous others. Represented in permanent collections, Aldrich Museum Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, Museum Modern Art, New York City, Smithsonian Institution, San Francisco Museum Modern Art, City and County San Francisco, Los Angeles County Museum Art, Laguna (California) Museum, Museum Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, Oakland Museum, California State University Sonoma, University California San Francisco.

      San Francisco Art Commission, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco International Airport, University Art Museum, Berkeley, California, Mills College, Oakland. Represented by Gallery Paule Anglim.


Served with Army of the United States, 1950-1952.


Married Jay DeFeo (divorced), 1 child.

Walter Thomas Hedrick

Velma Laurel (Thurman) Hedrick

Jay DeFeo