Bill Rutherfoord – Revelationary Artist


When first viewing William Rutherfoord‘s art you might not expect him to be from a religious background, a son of a preacher, or even “faith-obsessed.” Hell, some of his work, at first glance, may make a religious individual think it’s the work of the devil! But, of course, it’s not. According to the article/interview from posted on the press section of his website,, it says Mr. Rutherfoord was born in New York City in 1950 and grew up all around the south as his father was a clergyman and that he received a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and his Masters degree in Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The article also states that his work has been in the Art Papers, The Oxford American Review and Noticias de Art and that “he is (also an) Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia where he teaches drawing and lectures on contemporary art.” He’s currently living in Roanoke, Virginia with his wife and fellow artist, Beth Shively.

Not to hint at any doubt in the combination of age with regards to contemporary/street-esque art, I believe he’s the dopest 59 year old artist I know. Check out his website and read the press section for more insight on his background and the background of the work showcased on the site.

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This entry was written by Charley Feher, posted on June 21, 2009 at 9:25 pm, filed under Art, Virginia and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.