William Blake, b. 1991, is an artist based in the Chicagoland. He was listed as one of the top ten artists in Illinois by Artistaday.com. His work was published in the New American Paintings issue #119, and he was a finalist in the Art Renewal Center (ARC) International Salon competition for 2015. He studied at the Florence Academy of Art, the Glasgow School of Art, and graduated from the University of Illinois with a BFA in Painting. He has been a resident artist at the Berkshire Painting Residency in New York as well as the Vermont Studio Center. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts degree at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University.