Artist William Kendrick was born in 1928 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University and received a scholarship to continue his study at the famed Abingdon Square Painters workshop in New York. He then returned to Richmond, Virginia where he became one of the first members of the noted "Oregon Hill" circle of artists and writers.
Kendrick's work reflects the various places he has lived and painted: England, Jerusalem, France and Morocco. Often compared to Matisse, his watercolors and line drawings reflect a joyous and confident use of color and design that has made them widely sought after and appreciated. "Owning a Kendrick,' wrote writer and friend Phyllis Theroux, "is like owning an extra window. He is a true servant of the light."
Mr. Kendrick's work is in private and public collections around the world. He resides in Glen Allen Virginia with his wife Deborah, where he shares his time with a gaggle of adoring grandchildren.