William Acheff

b. 1947

William Acheff


Anchorage, Alaska


Trompe l’oeil southwest-still life painting

Known for his highly realistic still lifes, often combining objects of the present and the past, William Acheff became a resident in 1973 of Hondo, near Taos, New Mexico where he has his studio in his home.

He was born in Alaska and moved with his family to San Francisco when he was age five. He lived in the Bay Area for twenty years and began painting in 1969 when, working as a barber, he came in contact with Roberto Lupetti, an Italian artist. He took art lessons from him and received much direction including marketing help with gallery representation in northern California.

Sold At Lone Star Art Auction

William Acheff – Hopi Dancer
William Acheff
(b. 1947)

Hopi Dancer

, 1980
oil on linen
24 x 26 inches
Sold for: $6,600
William Acheff
(b. 1947)

San Juan Pueblo Pots and Moccasins

, 1998
oil on canvas
20 x 30 inches
Sold for: $9,000