The Artwork of

William Lathrop

Lathrop began painting at the University of Notre Dame in 1977 where a class in art exposed him to a world previously overlooked. From that introduction, painting and art have played a dominant role throughout his life. Though he continued to paint consistently, Bill began a series of occupations that eventually led to his return to college at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, where he earned a degree in Political Science. He also studied art history, focusing on abstract expressionism. After graduation (magna cum laude), Lathrop pursued traditional occupations until he could no longer deny that painting was his true calling. "I didn't want art to be an activity relegated for retirement. I have always wanted to pursue painting as intensely as possible and in the prime of my life."

He has studied with California artist, Joseph Mendez; Florida artist, Thomas Buttner; and Wisconsin artists, Mary Diman and Kelli Hoppmann. Lathrop's work is part of private and corporate collections throughout the United States.

Bill works from his studio in Evansville, Wisconsin, and on location, painting from life, throughout the country. He is a member of the Oil Painters of America.

All Materials Copyright © William Lathrop, 2007
Last Modified on April 22, 2007