(1940 - 2011)
William J. (Bill) Girard was active/lived in Michigan. William Girard is known for classical themes: mythology, religion.
Biography William Girard
The motifs that run though the work of Bill Girard are literally the stuff of legend, story and myth. His sources are manifold, including Egyptian art, Etruscan sculpture, Greek and Roman myths, Shakespeare, the Old Testament, Oriental art, cubism, and mannerism.
Fresh out of high school at the end of the 1950s, this already balding kid from a blue-collar family enrolled in the Art School of the Society of Arts and Crafts in Detroit, Michigan. The school, directed by the nationally recognized artist, Sarkis Sarkisian, was a local manifestation of an international movement that reflected the increasing relevance of aesthetics to the growing middle class.
Girard's talent manifested itself early. Betty Cook, his eighth grade ar
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