William Henry Blackman was born in San Diego, CA in 1930. Blackman began painting at age 12. He studied at Woodbury College where he learned advertising and graphic arts.
In 1960 he bought a home in the San Fernando Valley and worked as an advertising manager. In 1965 he abandoned commercial work to concentrate on painting seascapes and landscapes.
He continues to paint today (2012) at his home in Thousand Oaks, California.
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