William J. Maloney was born on September 10, 1932 and graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1954 with a B.F.A. degree in painting. He has been a professional painter for over 50 years and is the retired Art Director of Raytheon Service Company. He studied under nationally known marine painter, Don Stone, and he is now painting full time and teaching on Cape Cod.
Mr. Maloney is a Copley Master at the Copley Society of Boston. He is a Signature Member of the American Artists’ Professional League, the Oil Painters of America, American Society of Marine Artists, Master Painter of the Cape Cod Art Association, the Creative Arts Center, Chatham, the New England Watercolor Society and the Whiskey Painters of America. His landscapes, seascapes and city scenes are all done in an “en plein air” impressionistic style using oil and watercolor. The varied coast of New England is his favorite subject. He also paints extensively in Italy. Of his work, Maloney says: “The Lord blessed me with a talent to paint. I hope to use it wisely and well.”
Mr. Maloney is the recipient of numerous art awards including: 1st prize at the American Artist Professional League Grand National Exhibition in New York; two Sagendorph Awards from Yankee Magazine; best of show and several 1st prizes at Copley Society of Boston; 1st prize at Whistler Museum competition; best of shows and several 1st prizes at both Cape Cod Art Association and the Creative Arts Center, Chatham. William is featured in Deborah Forman’s book Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: Images of Land and Sea, which was published in 2013. He has six color paintings on four pages.
Mr. Maloney has exhibited in New York at the Salmagundi Club, the Northeast Watercolor Association and the Sea Heritage Museum and at the Whistler Museum in Lowell, MA. He exhibits regularly at the Copley Society of Boston, the Cape Cod Museum of Fine Arts in Barnstable, the Creative Arts Center, Chatham.
His work is included in the corporate collections of Raytheon Company, John Hancock Insurance Company, Blue Cross of Boston. His painting is in the permanent collection of the Cape Cod Museum of Fine Arts and 10 very large paintings are owned by Marriott Hotel at Copley Place, Boston, one of which is 6 ft. high by 22 ft. long.
Written by the artist, 6/2015