William is a fine artist and designer who works in Geneva, Switzerland and Cincinnati, Ohio USA. Having enjoyed a rewarding career as a designer, creative director and branding consultant, he turned his focus to fine art in 2005. 



While living in Switzerland Linthicum made painting the landscape his primary focus, working in oil, acrylic and pastel. He had five solo exhibitions in Geneva and has been in group shows in Cologny, Anières, Epesses, Paris, Brittany and Baltimore. A silver medalist in Art’Air/Geneva, he won the gold medal at the “Concours des Meilleurs Talents” at the Galerie Terre-des-Arts in Paris. He was selected to participate in the MICA? Alfred Klots Summer Residency Program in Rochefort-en-Terre, France. In 2013 William was selected for a retrospective exhibition of artists-in-residence of that residency in the graduate center of the Maryland Institute College of Art. In spring, 2016, he was artist-in-residence at the International School of Geneva. He had a solo exhibition in the Centre des Arts. Since arriving in Cincinnati, William's work has been selected for seven juried exhibitions.

Artist Statement


Nature is abstract. Among my earliest observations were the random-yet-rhythmic qualities of water, the elusive spectacle of passing clouds, and the magical blankets of light that changed reality from one moment to the next. In all its vastness, nature never repeats a shape or form. My work revisits those early observations. Living and working in Switzerland for 11 years invigorated my interest in nature’s abstraction. The vast, active skies, the rugged mountains and the unique color of light are intoxicating. I observed and painted what I saw, I realized that I needn’t stylize what was  perfectly imperfect.  

“The truest order is what you already find there, or that will be given if you don’t try for it. When you arrange, you fail.” 

Fairfield Porter 



 “Expo ‘07” Le Manoir, Cologny, Switzerland 2007 (juried)  

Chêne-Bourg Biennial, Geneva, Switzerland (Gold Medal) 2008  

Art’Air 2008, Geneva, Switzerland (Silver Medal)  

Espace Kaleo, Rochefort-en-Terre, France 2008 (group show)

“Concours des Meilleurs Talents,” Galerie Terre-des-Arts, Paris, France (Gold Medal) 2008 

“Rêves de Paysage” Galerie Le Clin d’Oeil, Corsier, Switzerland 2009 (solo show)

“Peintures et Dessins” Galerie de Loisers, Chêne-Bourg, Switzerland 2009 (solo show)  

Musée du Château du Rochefort-en-Terre, Bretagne, France 2009 (juried)   

“Small Worlds,” Galerie Fenêtre sur Cadre, Carouge, Switzerland 2009 (solo show) 

“Un peintre americain amoureaux de la Suisse” Galerie Le Clin d’Oeil, Corsier 2010 (solo show) 


“Head in the Clouds”, Galerie Nest, Geneva 2011 (solo show) 

“Artists of the Gallery” Galerie Les 3 Soleiles, Epesses, Switzerland 2011  Salon d’Automne, Paris, France 2011 (juried)   

EcolintAnnuelle, Geneva, 2012 (Juried)   “Mélange d”été,” Galerie TOXnCO, Geneva, Switzerland 2012 (solo show) 

“La Lumiere Fantastique: Brittany Shines in Baltimore” Maryland Institute College of Art 2013 (juried)   

“La Passion du Paysage” Galerie d’Anères, 

Switzerland 2014 (solo show) 

“Exposition de Kermesse” 

International School of Geneva, Switzerland 2015 

“William W. Linthicum: Artist in Residence” Centre des Arts, International School of Geneva 2016 (solo show)  

 "The Golden Ticket" juried show, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 

Clifton Cultural Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio USA

"Atmosphera" 3 Artists, 2018 

Kennedy Heights Arts Center, Cincinnati 

"Hamilton Current"  2019  (juried)

Fitton Center for the Creative Arts, Hamilton, Ohio

"Art Comes Alive" ADC Fine Arts, Cincinnati, 2019 (juried)

"Dark" Manifest Gallery, 2019 Cincinnati  (juried)


Education and Teaching

Rochester Institute of Technology,

Bachelor of Fine Arts 

Towson University, 

graduate studies in fine art  

Maryland Institute College of Art, 

graduate studies in fine art   

Johns Hopkins University, 

graduate studies in management   

Art teacher, Baltimore  City Schools

Instructor of art, 

Dundalk Community College, Baltimore 

Instructor of drawing and painting, 

Atlanta College of Art (now SCAD Atlanta) 

Instructor of graphic design, 

Maryland Institute College of Art 

Instructor of color theory and painting, ALLMinds, 

Geneva, Switzerland 

Artist in Residence, 

International School of Geneva  

Instructor of drawing and painting

Kennedy Heights Arts Center

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