William Henry Price grew up exploring the creeks and fields near Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He received an MFA from the Mason Gross School of Art at Rutgers and a BFA from Boston University.
He taught painting and design at Seton Hall University for seven years before becoming co-director of the Cross-Cultural Institute in New York, a non-profit dedicated to inter-cultural cooperation and exchange. More recently he has taught Contemporary Art History and Drawing at Western Carolina University.
William’s paintings, often intricately detailed, arise from his lifelong exploration of nature and of sacred traditions. He has exhibited widely from Boston and New York to the Carolinas. His writings and lectures on the arts of many cultures are narrated with the practicality and purpose of a working contemporary artist, and they also provide a set of poetic annotations to his own artistic iconography.
"Always, my work is about wildness. I want to enter into the aliveness of things, the mystery of germination, the nuances of weather, the sound of the brook, or the plumage of a tanager. I am awed by the intricacy of life on the mountainside or how the bloodroot takes in the light, and I want the syntax of the painting to grow out of those processes. I often feel I am painting inside the visible world."