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William McCullough

William McCullough (b. 1948) divides his time between his home in France and his farm in his home town of Kingstree SC. McCullough left his home state in 1968 to study at the Art Students League, and the National Academy of Art and Design in New York City. During his years in New York, McCullough studied with acclaimed realist painters Eric Eisenberger and Daniel Greene. He also had the opportunity to apprentice with Robert Brackman and John Koch. McCullough relocated to the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina where he honed his skills in landscape and still life painting. In the 80s the lure of the Lowcountry landscape prompted a move to Charleston. During his time in Charleston, McCullough taught at the Gibbes Museum Studio and earned national recognition for his work. He has earned renown for his modern realist paintings of interiors, still lifes, figures, and landscapes. They hang in Charleston bastions like the Cassique clubhouse at Kiawah Island, Roper St. Francis Hospital, and the Gibbes Museum of Art. His paintings are also in the permanent collections of the the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, and The Greenville County Museum of Art in Greenville, South Carolina. McCullough likes to paint places and objects that he knows very well. He has said “the best paintings are of subjects not ordinarily seen as glorious.” He never runs out of subjects to paint; Southern interiors, landscapes in France, New York, and the Carolinas.