Artist William Hollingsworth was born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1910. He attended the University of Mississippi for two years prior to transferring to the Art Institute of Chicago where he received his degree in 1934.
Hollingsworth returned to Jackson, where he initially worked for the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, before turning to his art full time.
He produced drawings, lithographs, and watercolors – largely of the city of Jackson. His work is in the permanent collection at the Mississippi Museum of Art. Hollingsworth died in 1944.