William McAllister is active/lives in California / United Kingdom. William McAllister is known for realist figure, genre, landscape painting (earlier abstracts), design.
Biography William McAllister
A motion picture designer, who worked and painted with Emil Kosa, Clem Hall, George Gibson, Johnny Beckman, and others, he worked in the field for thirty-six years, beginning in 1964. Also a painter of large abstracts for many years, he switched to Realism in 1985, capturing images of people and places in their private and public lives.
McAllister was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 15, 1935. He is said to have started painting in oil at the age of six, receiving his first commission for a portrait at age nine, in 1944. According to the artist, he made enough money to buy two race horses by the age of eleven.
Served as an apprentice to Pittsburgh sculptor Fran Vittor.
In 1946, he
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