Picture This – The Art and Business of Children’s Books

Set your calendar illustrators and illustration majors!  FIT Library will be holding a panel discussion about the illustration and business aspect of children’s books. Along with Liz Starin and Colleen AF Venable, I’ll be participating in a panel discussion about book ideas, the marketplace, publishers, creativity etc. Wednesday, December 7th 2016 John E. Reeves Great […]

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William Low’s Holiday Window Views Featured on Forever® Stamps for 2016

Pictured left-right: Mark Reasoner – President American Stamp Dealers Association, Joseph Corbett – Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President USPS, William Low – Cobalt Illustration Studios,   David Spaeth – CEO Spaeth Design and Mary–Anne Penner – Director Stamp Services, USPS WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service announced today that this year’s contemporary holiday stamps will highlight the role […]

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The Return to Painting from Life

Last September, Max Ginsburg invited me to paint in his Sunday Atelier at the Art Students League. I have not painted from life in decades. I could not wait to get back to painting alongside my friend and to be with the man who taught me how to paint. But I was naturally nervous, feeling […]

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Time to get out of the studio – spring is here

Whenever I do a presentation for librarians, educators or students, the Q&A section is always fun. Two popular questions are: “Did you always know that you wanted to be an artist?” and “how did you get your start as a children’s books author/illustrator?” I will use these questions to frame the overall shape of my keynote […]

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Painting at Norman Rockwell Museum

I’ll be in Stockbridge MA at the Norman Rockwell Museum painting in the shadow of Norman. Join us for a week 7/27/15 Monday, July 27 – Friday, July 31 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. *Limited enrollment; advance registration required. $230; $195 members. Call 413-931-2221   Registration info SUMMER ART INTENSIVE WORKSHOP: Painting Figures in an Environment […]

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Kutztown University Children’s Literature Conference-April 18, 2015

On April 18, 2015, I will be at Kutztown Children’s literature Conference giving a presentation to graphic design students at the University, autographing books and giving a keynote speech to all who attend.  The conference is a collaborative initiative involving Kutztown’s faculty and staff to provide current and future educators the opportunity to experience the work […]

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Happy Birthday to me-by William Low

January 13, 2015   Yesterday I celebrated my 56th birthday. Since I am not teaching now and I do not have any pressing deadlines, I wasn’t sure how I wanted to spend my day. Maybe I can paint a self-portrait? Why I haven’t done one of those in years, and it would be fun for […]

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“Bring Your Own Book” with William Low and Pat Giles

The Huntington Arts Council is proud to present “Bring Your Own Book” portfolio & Networking event with Pat Giles and William Low. Date of the event is Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 7-9 pm. William Low will be there – illustrator, painter, author and professor at F.I.T. in NYC and Pat Giles – veteran of TV […]

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Winter Flowers First Day of Issue

Each of these four stamps depicts a close-up view of one plant — amaryllis, cyclamen, Christmas cactus, or paperwhite (clockwise from top left) — with detailed and colorful renderings of its blossom and foliage. Art director Ethel Kessler designed the Winter Flowers stamps, which feature art by William Low. First Day of Issue: February 14, […]

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Daytime Nighttime by William Low

Who likes the day? Butterflies. Who likes the night? Owls.  Who is working today? Beavers. Who is flying tonight?  Bats.  You will really need to turn the pages yourself to meet all the other characters in this book – including one very special child who has not appeared in my books before. Published by Henry […]

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William Low designs Forever® stamp for 2013 Holidays

The U.S. Postal Service® continues its tradition of issuing classic holiday stamps with this bright and cheerful rendering of America’s favorite holiday flower, the poinsettia.  William Low painted the stamp art. Ethel Kessler was the art director. This stamp is part of a 5 Forever® stamp series to be released later in Winter 2014.  Because of […]

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Taking Time

Summer is here and William is taking a break from talks, appearances and teaching.  Painting (with real paint), research in and around NYC and New York State, starting new book projects are all on the agenda. We hope you are all reading a lot and going to the beach or lake.  It’s time to refuel […]

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Visiting NYC Public School Kids with the help of Behind The Book

This Month William is working with 4th graders in a public school with the help of Behind the Book organization.  The visits are in 2 sessions: a student writing session and a student art session. The students are creating their own picture books. It was a great experience – usually I visit schools in an […]

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William Low at the Apple Store on 14th Street Nov 14

On November 14th 2012, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, William will be leading a Master’s class at the Apple store. Tricks of the trade, insights to the life of an illustrator and all William’s gadgets will be discussed.  Store location for this professional development workshop: West 14th Street, 401 W 14th Street NY, NY 10014

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Picture Books in the Digital Age – William Low at F.I.T.

FIT professor William Low discusses his work and demonstrates his digital painting technique. Tuesday, April 24th 1pm – 2pm Board Room – C Building – 9th Floor The campus at FIT *Sponsored by the FIT Library Fashion Institute of Technology – Seventh Avenue at 27 Street – New York City 10001-5992 – 212-217-7999  

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William Low at NYC’s High School of Art & Design

William is giving back to his high school NYC’s High School of Art and Design.. He is giving the illustration students a demonstration and showing them the best work of his own current students at Fashion Institute of Technology. Check out this amazing public high school: http://www.artanddesignhs.org

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Ellis Island Illustration Gallery Show October 3-14

The show will run for 2 weeks, October 3-14 in the Student Gallery, which is in the Gilligan Student Union at Jersey City University. I will be attending the Opening (October 3 @ 4:30) with 3 pieces of my own work and work of my students from live sketching on Ellis Island/Spring Semester at NJCU. […]

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Storied Cities exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art

The cover art for William Low’s book Old Penn Station will appear in an exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art.  The exhibition is called Storied Cities and will run from October 2nd, 2011 to December 31, 2011. New York has long held special appeal for the illustrators and writers of children’s books, both as […]

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Parkchester subway station murals open to public

Bronx, NY: The ParkChester subway station (#6 Line) is fully accessible to the Public. William Low  has designed two murals for the interior of the Parkchester subway station for the Metropolitan Transit Authority.  The two 11’ by 11’ foot high murals depicted morning and evening in the Parkchester neighborhood.  William Low drew inspiration from the […]

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Creating a Bridge between Comics and Caravaggio

Spotlight on Huntington Arts Council Member Artist William Low: Creating a Bridge between Comics and Caravaggio. Dianne Matus for Huntington Arts Council 2009 “My parents certainly didn’t want me to be an artist when I was growing up in the Bronx,” explained artist William Low. “They said, ‘You should be a architect or an engineer. […]

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Live sketching on Ellis Island in NYC

William Low will be teaching a course for New Jersey City University – a course that involves live sketching on Ellis Island in NY.  Undergraduate illustration students will meet with William multiple times on the Ellis Island.  The course will involve gathering reference for a reportage assignment on Ellis Island.  William’s love of New York […]

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Demonstration

The Digital Painting Process – as completely reinvented by William Low William’s career as a painter of oils and acrylics on canvas and paper is a long one.  Since his days at the New York City High School of Art and Design, he has been known to follow the “Masters” in western painting.  This includes […]

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MTA Arts for Transit

A Faceted Glass Project for Parkchester Station. William has been involved in the design and creation of a faceted glass project for the Parkchester subway station in the Bronx NY.  The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has contracted William Low as designer and Erskin Mitchell Stained Glass (http://www.emitchellstainedglass.com) as fabricator. The project involves the Parkchester Station […]

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Hold the Mayo!

William Low has various paintings displayed at Houston’s Restaurants around the USA.  Right here in New York, Houston’s (Hillstone Restaurant Group) has several oil paintings in their Garden City location. Some of these paintings (but not all) were created exclusively for Houston’s. Houston’s Roosevelt Field Mall Garden City NY 11530 Let us know if you […]

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