About the artist

About the artist -- William Millonig

William's artistry is a blend of his parents' talents and interests. His mother was trained in the arts and guided his early adventures in drawing and painting. His father was an avid outdoorsman and William was his companion on fishing and hunting trips. Bill became a representational oil painter using traditional techniques and his paintings feature wildlife, landscapes, cityscapes, still life and people.

”a Bill incorporates a value judgement in his paintings as well as a mood. He conveys an idea and an experience through visual stimulation that captures values that are difficult to express in words.

He earned degrees in Biology and Mathematics/Statistics at UW-Stevens Point and taught these subjects but also continued to take art classes and workshops with established artists like Rockne Knuth, Dan Gerhartz, Mimi Litschauer, Tom Seagard and William Rhode.

Exhibitions and Awards: Selected as "Best of Show" in the 2022 National Richeson75 Landscape and Seascape Art Exhibit. Winner of all 5 major Wisconsin Conservation Stamp Contests. Selected as 2019 Wisconsin Wildlife Federation artist of the year. Juried into the Oil Painters of America 2016 and 2013 national salon exhibitions, the 2017 National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society show, the 2017 Northern National Art Competition and the 2018 Alive in the Arts Show at the Plymouth Art Center. William has exhibited his work at many state galleries and shows including The Hardy Gallery, the Miller Art Gallery and Fine Line Designs Gallery in Door County, WI; Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI; Landmarks Gallery, Milwaukee, WI; Gallery I, Waukesha, WI; Trout Museum of Art, Appleton, WI; the Cedarburg Art Museum and the Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg, WI. He is a multiple award winner in Wisconsin's Percent for the Arts competition and his paintings can be found in private and public buildings. He was a featured artist for the Channel 10 Art Auction.

Collections: Gov. Thompson State Park; Waukesha DMV Building; Milwaukee Journal Building; DNR Pike Lake Visitation Center; Wildcat Mountain State Park Visitor's Center; DNR Visitation Center, Spooner, WI; Ice Age Center, Dundee, WI; Winnebago Mental Health Facility, Oshkosh, WI; UW- Stevens Point; UW-Madison Biology Department; GEF II Administrative Building, Madison, WI; Veteran's Administration Center, Union Grove, WI; Gov. Thompson Youth Center Building, State Fair Park, West Allis, WI.

Publications: Illustrated the book From Conquest to Conservation by Mike Dombeck, former chief of the U.S. Forest Service; Wisconsin Academy Review; Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine; Reel, Reel, Reel Fishing Magazine; Friends of the Kettle Moraine Newsletter; Wisconsin Outdoor Journal; Fur, Fish and Game Magazine.

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