Artist William Dunlap was born in Houston, Mississippi, on January 21, 1944. He earned degrees from Mississippi College and University of Mississippi. He was a professor at Appalachian State University from 1970 to 1979 and at Memphis State University from 1979 to 1980.
He paints landscapes and people of Mississippi, Virginia, and North Carolina and did a limited edition print of “Postage Stamp of Native Soil” for Faulkner Centennial Celebration in 1997. He also creates sculptures and prints.
His work is included in collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Arkansas Art Center, Lauren Rogers Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, as well as other private and public places. For years, he was the emcee for the Mississippi Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts in Jackson.
His book Dunlap, published in 2006, includes more than 100 full-color reproductions and features work from every stage of his career, which has spanned more than three decades. Dunlap was awarded the Mississippi Arts and Letters for Visual Arts in 1985.
William Dunlap maintains studios in McLean, Virginia; Mathiston, Mississippi; and Coral Gables, Florida. He was Artist-in-Residence at Mississippi State University in 2013. Dunlap is married to artist Linda Burgess.
In 2016, Dunlap released a book “Short Mean Fiction” published by Nautilus Publishing Company.