The Old Print Shop

Bill Murphy

b. 1952

Bill Murphy was born in Staten Island in 1952.  He studied at The School of Visual Arts, NY; the Art Students League, NY; Pratt Graphic Center, NY; and received an MFA from Vermont College, Montpelier, VT.  He holds the rank of Professor of Visual Arts at Wagner College, Staten Island, where he has taught since 1983. Murphy is a member of Audubon Artists, Inc.; Print Club of Albany; and the Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA).   Murphy’s prints have been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe.

His work is in the permanent collections of The British Museum, London, England; Library of Congress, Washington, DC;  Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY;  New York Historical Society, New York, NY;  New York Public Library, New York, NY;  Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO;  The Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences, Staten Island, NY, The National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY; Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY; Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY; Syracuse University Museum, Syracuse, NY; among others.

“The aspect of picture-making which intrigues me the most is at the point where luck and intention meet - the crisscrossing of fate and accident on the way to ’finding a picture’.”