William Maynard, 94, a noted Provincetown artist, died Thursday, January 21st at Seashore Point Wellness Center in Provincetown. His wife Gladys (Wilcock) Maynard, also an artist of note, died in 2004.
Born in Brookline, he was a WW II, US Army veteran. He served as a Gun Commander in a Coastal Artillery Regiment. During the war, he was stationed at Camp Wellfleet and Sagamore Hill Military Reservation in Bourne.
A graduate of the school of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, he also studied for two years at Massachusetts College of Art. Mr. Maynard was on the faculty at New England School of Art and Design for thirty-two years and at one time was chairman of the Fine Arts Department. He was also a faculty member at the school of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Mr. Maynard's studio was located at 72A Commercial St, Provincetown MA. It was an open studio and he always enjoyed greeting visitors.
His exhibitions have included: the BMFA, the Shore Studio, Vose Galleries, the De Cordova Museum, the Busche Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, the Grand Central Gallery, New York City, Hawthorne Gallery, New York City, the Copley Society, Guild of Boston Artists and many more.
He is in permanent collections at: BMFA, the Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Fairleigh-Dickenson University, the Teichman Collection, New York, the Fleischmann Collection, Detroit, the Seligman Collections, New York, Tufts University, the Fitchburg Museum of Fine Art, the Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon GA, to name but a few.
He was a member of New England Watercolor Society, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum and New England School of Art and Design. Having a long and rich connection with Provincetown, many of his subjects reflect his love of the town.
Bill was highly regard by all those who knew him and will be greatly missed by his many friends, especially Rachel White, Kenneth Gregory, Jack Croucher and Bob McCamant, all of Provincetown.
A Memorial Service will be held at a time and date to be announced.