William Matthews

b. 1949



New York City


Cowboy figure-genre and western landscape painting

William Matthews was born in 1949 in New York City.  He grew up in the Bay area. His professional career began in Los Angeles as a graphic artist designing album covers for Warner Bros., and Capitol Records.  A listing of commissioned artwork for Album Covers and Compact Discs are listed below.

The 2007 published monograph, William Matthews : Working the West, showcases the artist’s work devoted to the working cowboys of the American west.  Forbes, FYI, magazine hailed him as the new Remington of American painting.