Artist William Mangum

b. 1953

b. 1953


William Mangum, one of the most popular and respected watercolor artists in the region, is a native of North Carolina. Bill and his wife, Cynthia, have lived in Greensboro for 30 years, where they raise three children. He received his Associate in Arts Degree from Sandhills Community College and a Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts Degree from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

While still an art student at the university, Bill held his first exhibition, in which he sold out. By 1978, Bill published his very first limited edition print entitled "West Jefferson" which sold 500 copies. In 1982, he opened Carey-Mangum Gallery, now known as William Mangum Fine Art.


Aside from his commercial success, his stunning art has been shown in many exhibitions across the United States and abroad. Bill’s paintings have been shown by notable museums and art organizations, including the National Arts Club, the Society of Illustrators, Allied Artists of America, the Salmagundi Club and the Knickerbocker Artists League all in New York. Bill has participated or exhibited in the Aqueous Open in Louisville, the New Realists show in Chicago, the Butler Art Institute in Youngstown Ohio and the International Watercolor Exhibition in London. An artist with a broad palette, Bill creates a colorful collection of landscape and architectural paintings. These handsome, stylish pieces feature the coast, mountains, urban landscapes and beautiful hideaways from around the world.

Starting with a 59-cent tray of watercolors, Bill has produced more than 3,000 originals — all drawn from his thirty years of travels throughout North Carolina and abroad. Bill has built a solid reputation as one of the most respected and collected artist in North Carolina. He has self-published over 300 paintings as limited edition prints. More than 50,000 of his works have made their way into private and corporate collections! Bill is also published by Bruce McGraw Graphics in New York, one of the premier publishers of fine art in the world. As a result, a network of 250 dealers continually buy Bill’s releases as they are published. (Annually, eight to ten paintings are reproduced and marketed to a wholesale and retail audience.) Over 20,000 private collectors excitedly anticipate Bill’s annual limited edition releases.

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