William 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 Sarofim Collection.
For more than half a century, he has been 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.
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.
Mr. Anzalone was educated in Brooklyn Public Schools and graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a BA in Architecture in 1958. He won the Rotch Prize in Architecture in 1958 and practiced architecture in Massachusetts from 1958-1959. Mr. Anzalone came to Houston in July 1959, and began teaching at the University of Houston. He also taught briefly at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston School.
Now represented by Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art, Mr. Anzalone and owner Nancy Littlejohn have spent the past year collaborating on a new direction for the artist. Inspired by the works of Anselm Kiefer and Claude Monet, Anzalone has artfully melded the two worlds together to create works that have never been seen before.