WILLIAM ANZALONE (b. 1935, Brooklyn, NY) was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1953-1958) in Boston, earning a BA and MA in Architecture. He won the Rotch Prize in Architecture in 1958. In 1956, Anzalone attended Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, studying architectural design. In 1958 he also attended the Museum School at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Anzalone has earned the reputation as one of Texas’ most compelling landscape artists. His paintings hang in numerous private, corporate and public collections, including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Fayez S. Sarofim Collection. For more than half a century, he was represented by Houston blue chip gallery Meredith Long & Company.
An influential teacher at the University of Houston for five decades, Anzalone taught art world luminaries such as Julian Schnabel. He would rise to full Professor in the University of Houston Art Department before retiring in 1993.
Originally a figurative painter, Anzalone’s 1983 move to Round Top interjected landscape into the subject of this Brooklyn-reared artist. While occasional town scenes and farm buildings appear in his oils or pastels, Anzalone is most enamored of the pure land and its changing state based upon season or time of day.
Anzalone currently lives and works in Round Top, TX.