(Born 1946) Originally from Long Beach, California, William Maughan graduated with distinction from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California in 1973. He studied with Lorser Feitelson, followed by teaching at the Art Center between 1976 and 1989.
A commercial illustrator since 1973, his illustrations have also appeared in Cosmopolitan, Field and Stream, Boys Life, Yachting and Golf Digest. He also created numerous paperbook book covers for New American Library, Torra, Pinnacle, Doubleday and Harlequin, as well as children's books for Knopf, Oxford University Press, Dutton and Crown Publishers.
Early in the 1980's Maughan began his fine art career creating western and Civil War art sold worldwide. After a visit to France in 1987, he began emphasize his plein air landscapes compositions in both oil and pastel.
Currently his work is sold through the venerable George Stern Gallery in West Hollywood, California as well as Walls Fine Art Gallery in West Virginia