William T. Wiley, multifaceted artist and educator integral to Bay Area art scene, dies at 83

William T. Wiley, Bay Area Artist and Educator, Dies at 83

“He was a wonderful spirit and I watched his work from the beginning when he was an abstract expressionist painter,” Wayne Thiebaud, now 100, told The Chronicle by phone from his home in Sacramento. “We disagreed all the time and still liked each other. He was a real gentleman and a lovely person. The last time I saw him he gave me a nice kiss.”

Artist William Wiley is interviewed in 1996 at his Woodacre studio in Marin County. William T. Wiley — a founder of the Bay Area Funk art movement who expanded into every medium and style of creation from watercolor to printmaking to giant sculptures in a career that lasted from […]

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