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William Arthur Herring, American artist.


Herring, William Arthur was born on February 18, 1948 in El Paso, Texas, United States.


Bachelor in International Relations and South America History, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1971. Investor financed special studies, Mexico City, Ruins of Xochicalco, 1987. Investor financed special studies, Paris, London, Venice, 1988.

Investor financed special studies, southwestern United States, 1989. Private painting studies, Paris, France, 1995. Private painting studies, Florence, Italy, 1996.

Private painting studies, Peru - Machu Picchu, 2002. Private painting studies, Puerto Rico, 2003. Private painting studies, St. Petersburg Russia, 2004.

Private painting studies, Vienna, Prague, 2005.


Artist-in-residence, Ysleta Indiana School District, El Paso, 1983, 85; president, Knickerbocker Artists United States of America, 1992-1997; president emeritus, Knickerbocker Artists United States of America, Scottsdale, Arizona and Santa Fe, since 1997; represented by, Joan Cawley Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona. Drawing instructor El Paso Museum Art, 1983. Consultant to the schools Eastland and Breckenridge, Texas, 1985.

Special studies drawing instructor Jan Herring Summer School Art, Cloudcroft, New Mexico, 1973-1986. Special guest artist commd.Coors World Finals Rodeo, El Paso, 1989. Guest instructor Parson's School Design, New York City, 1990.

Master of ceremonies awards banquet 43d Grand International Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Knickerbocker Artists-United States of America, Washington, 1993. Honorary chairman awards banquet International Dance Theatre, 1993. Juror Pastel Society Southwest 12th Annual Juried Exhibition, Dallas, 1993.


Featured artist El Paso Parade of Homes, Jessup Homes, El Paso, 1988. Official artist Christmas commission Bank of Ysleta, El Paso, 1988-1989, El Paso International Amigo Airsho, El Paso, 1989, El Paso State Capitol Days, 1989, El Paso Symphony Association 60th Anniversary Celebration, 1990, Hospice El Paso, 1990, 93. Board directors Southwest Museum Cultural History.

Member Pastel Society of America (Board Director award 1990, Travelling Show award 1991, West Coast award 1992), American Artist Professional League, Academy Artists American, Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society, Knickerbocker Artists, Rio Bravo Watercolor Society (Best of Show award 1987), The Salmagundi Club (honorary, open ceremony demonstrations artist 1990, guest exhibitor 1991, 92).