William Alther

b. 1959

William (Bill) Alther’s work conveys his regard for the natural world. He grew up in West Texas, and his abiding respect and fondness for all forms of life has only increased with time. He acquired a degree in wildlife biology from Texas A&M University and eventually worked in the zoology department at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science for thirteen years. Throughout his life, he has been an active artist, drawing and painting from an early age. During his first ten years after college, his artistic endeavors were focused on wood sculpture.

In his early thirties, he jumped back into two-dimensional work, spending the next few years painting in his free time and further developing his abilities. In 2004, he began painting full-time. Alther participates in several prominent national shows each year and is associated with several established and respected galleries.

His most recent notable honor came in 2018 when he received the “Red Smith” Artist’s Choice Award at the Western Visions Show and Sale at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming. He is a member of the Northwest Rendezvous Group, Society of Animal Artists, and Oil Painters of America.  His work is in the permanent collection of the Woodson Art Museum and many private collections. Alther lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife, Debbie.