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William Leidenthal

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About The Artist

Artist Statement

I will be in my studio on MOS Weekends May 6-7 and 13-14 from noon to 5 pm. Please stop by to see art that cannot be made with AI.

My online portfolio:
You can view images of many of my paintings on my website at

Or, please visit my Instagram page for a larger portfolio of my artwork:

Artist Statement

I create art about living on Earth, about deep reality and the physical dynamics which give life to our planet. I make paintings about our environment which is the source and substance of our very existence. My work is a conceptual metaphor for the natural phenomena that form this world. I make paintings about the distance between Objective Reality and Subjective Reality.

In my work I attempt to envision what existed on our planet over the eons of evolution before humans. At the same time, the content of my art is concerned with the future of our world: the climate, the forests, the rivers, the seas, and all living things on Earth. These artworks are experiments in ways of seeing the timelessness of Now—our past and future existing together within the energy of this perfect moment. My paintings are abstract visual demonstrations to affirm that humans require the sustainability of this particular Earth environment and cannot survive without it.



William Leidenthal grew up in Palo Alto, California, in the 1950s and 60s. In the summer of 1967 William was creating music event posters for Rock venues in San Francisco. A year later he left California on a sailing voyage to the South Pacific. After the birth of his daughter in Hawaii, William graduated from the University of Hawaii with a BA in Liberal Studies in 1984. He went on to graduate school in North Carolina earning a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1987.

During the 1990s William had a home art studio in Los Angeles, California, while working as an Art Director and Graphic Artist for advertising agencies in the Los Angeles area. The artist currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and has a studio in Sausalito, California. William also enjoys playing music, traveling, and visiting art museums.

William has been showing his paintings, drawings, etchings, and other art works throughout the United States, from New York to Honolulu, from Los Angeles to Miami, since 1979.


Art Medium(s)

Oil Paint, Drawing

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