Education Related Awards: Yale Alumni Fellowship, 1957-58 Studio Assistantship, 1958-59 Alice Kimball English Fellowship for Study & Travel, 1959-60 Full Scholarship, appointed instructor in Sculpture, 1960-61
Studied with: Josef Albers, William Bailey, Bernard Chaet, Robert Engman, Gilbert Franklin, Erwin F. Hauer, Rico Lebrun, Seymour Lipton, Gabor Peterdi, Jose de Rivera, James Rosati, Sewell Sillman, Neil Welliver.
Senior Preceptor, Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA., 1968-2003
Permanent Collections, includes: Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. (drawing collection) The deCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA. Museum of Modern Art, N.Y. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (J.D. Hatch Collection of American Drawings.) The Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, NY. Whitney Museum of American Art, N.Y. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Yale University School of Art & Architecture, New Haven, CT.
Major Exhibitions Participation, includes: "Recent Sculpture USA," Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1959 "Plastics USA," USIA traveling exhibition to Russia, 1960-61 "Geometric Abstraction in the U.S.." Whitney Museum of American Art, 1962 "Annual Sculpture Exhibition," Whitney Museum of American Art, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964 "Structured Sculpture," Galerie Chalette, New York City, 1961 "One Plus One Equals Three," University of Texas, Austin, TX, 1965 "Young Americans," Whitney Museum of American Art, 1965 "Light as a Creative Medium," Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, 1965-66 "Structured Sculpture," Galerie Chalette, New York City, 1968-69 "Drawings by William P. Reimann," one-man show, Southern Connecticut State College, New Haven, CT. 1969 "Structured Art," De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, MA., 1969 "Recent Drawings by William P. Reimann," one-man show, The Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences, Norfolk, VA., 1970 "Transformations," Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, 1972 "Drawings '74, National Exhibition," Wheaton College, Norton, MA., 1975 "Summer Exhibition," De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, MA., 1974 "National Invitational Exhibition of Drawings by College Art Instructors," Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL., 1974 "William P. Reimann, Sculpture and Drawings," one-man show, Old Dominion University Art Gallery, Norfolk, VA., 1975 "William P. Reimann, Sculpture and Drawings," one-man show, State University of New York, College at Cortland, NY., 1975 "Process Sculpture," State University of New York, College at Cortland, NY., 1975-76 "Appalachian National Drawing Competition," Appalachian State College, Boone, NC, 1976 "Faculty Exhibition," Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, 1977 "National Endowment for the Arts Purchase Exhibition," The Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, NY., 1977 "Josef Albers, His Art & His Influence," Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ., 1981-82. Paired exhibition of work by Joseph Albers & selected students "Animal Drawings and Sculpture," one-man show, Friends Gallery, Cambridge, MA., 1983 "Grid and Figure Drawings," one-man show, Ticknor Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA., 1983 "Arts on the Line," Works of Art Commissioned by the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, Hayden Gallery, M.I.T., Cambridge, MA. "Boston Symphony Orchestra Benefit Exhibition and Auction," John F. Kennedy Libray, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA., Invitational "Work by Members of the Cambridge Art Association," Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, MA., 1989 "Art in Public Places," Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH., Traveling Exhibition, 1989. Included: San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park, CA., Riffe Gallery, the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts, Columbus, OH., Dahl Fine Arts Center, Rapid City, SD. One-man exhibition at Boston's Crosstown Gallery, 2001
Major Sculpture Commissions, includes: Atlantic Realty Corporation, Atlanta, Ga. The Boston Red Sox Baseball Club, Fenway Park, Boston, MA. Caudill, Rowlett & Scott Architects The City of Cambridge, MA. Chemshares Corporation, Houston, TX. Dunster House, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. First Church of Christ Scientist, Boston, MA. General Mills Corporation, Minneapolis, MN. The City of Holyoke, MA. Linpro Corporation, Westborough, Ma. Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston, MA. Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority Massachusetts Bay Turnpike Authority Massachusetts Port Authority Radisson Corporation Shell Oil Corporation Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. Talbot's, Inc., Hingham, MA. Tropicana Corporation, Main Offices, Bradenton, Fla. United Virginia Bank, Richmond, VA.
Commissions with full project responsibility including cooperation with sub-contractors, includes: Massachusetts Bar Association First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, MA. Radnor Township, PA.
Pro Bono Publico, includes: City of Cambridge, member, Cambridge Arts Council, through 1994.
Occasional Visiting Critic, includes: Yale University, Dept. of Mathematics (lecture/workshop); University of Pennsylvania; S.U.N.Y., Albany, N.Y.
Sandblast carved panel sculptures, includes: 2000 A series of 6 sandblasted panels (3' x 3') and ten upright bollards (4' x 12" x 12") Location: Corporal Burns Park, City of Cambridge, MA. Commissioned by the City of Cambridge in collaboration with the Parks Department. --Design theme of flora & fauna native to the local environment
1998 Sandblast carved paving rondel in Stony Creek Granite (10' diameter) "phase 2" Location: Piers Park, East Boston, MA Commissioned by the Massachusetts Port Authority (sole winner of juried competition, 2/26/96) --Images of East Boston's local history combined with figurative elements.
1997 24 sandblast-carved panels in Stony Creek granite, redesign of pavilion (each panel 2'0" x 4'6") "phase 1" Location: Commons Pavilion, Piers Park, East Boston, MA. Commissioned by the Massachusetts Port Authority (sole winner of juried competition, 2/26/96) --Fifty images, with descriptions, representing the cultural heritage of the city's current and historical population
1997 Halsted Bench: Sandblast-carved bench, Bloodstone granite (2'6" x 8'0" x 18") Location: Longfellow Park, Cambridge, MA. Commissioned by the Friends of Riverbend Park Trust, Cambridge. MA. --inscribed with images and text to commemorate 90th birthday of Isabella Halsted, founder of Riverbend Park.
1995 4 sandblast-carved standing stones in Chelmsford granite (each 10' x 2' x 8") Location: Korean War Veteran's Memorial Plaza, Holyoke, MA. Commissioned by the City of Holyoke, with Carol R. Johnson Associates, L.A., Cambridge, Ma. --Thirty six images, representing the cultural heritage of the city's current and historical population.
~1986 Carved glass reliefs Location: Richmond, Virginia Commissioned by The Virginia National Bank --Abstract design on four glass panel installations (each panel 4' x 8')
~1985 Simple Screen #1 Relief-carvings in Saguenay Pink granite Location: The Hurt Building, Atlanta, Georgia Commissioned by the Atlantic Realty Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia --two immense panels, each measuring 18' x 8', incised with an abstract design.
~1978 Arrival St elae: 10 sandblast-carved bollards in Chelmsford Granite Location: Porter Square Subway Station, Cambridge, MA. Commissioned by the City of Cambridge (winner, with others, selected competition) --ten bollards inscribed with images representing the cultural heritage of the city's current and historical population
Other Projects, includes: 1998 Turtle and Frog Fountain, bronze and granite automated water work Location: Service Plaza 7W, Framingham, MA. Commissioned by Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, Boston (winner, with others, selected competition 3/25/96) Sponsored by Mobil Oil Corp. --Figurative sculpture of a bronze turtle and frog, set in a monolithic granite basin.
1982 Plexiglas™ and Brass Sundial Location: Talbot main offices, Hingham, Ma. Commissioned by Talbot's, Inc.
Designated Artist Radnor Township, Pennsylvania, from 1989 Designed/produced (with others), maintained oversight and/or installed sixteen large-scale works, complete, to date. Location: Radnor, PA.
This project has been cited as a "Pioneering effort in the advancement of artwork successfully integrated into highway design" (Chief Project Engineer, Pennsylvania D.O.T). The Radnor Township Gateway Project placed 15 artworks along U.S. 30, Lancaster Pike, (of historic importance as the first toll road in the United States) and route I-476 (known locally as "the Blue Route").
Commissioned by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, in collaboration with the Townscape Institute, preservationists and planners, in close cooperation with local businesses, institutions, and major corporations headquartered in the township, including Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Sun Oil Co., The Bryn Mawr Trust Co., and Villanova University. Coe, Lee Robinson, Roesch, L. A., Philadelphia, Pa. collaborated, as did the Radnor Township City Manager,'s Office, Township's D.P.W., Kiewit-Perini, prime contractors for Rte 476, and Radnor Twp. Police Department.
Work completed includes: --stone cairn 27' in diameter x 22' high --sandblast carved monolithic granite obelisk 26' tall x 3' square (tb installed) --circle of five standing and ten recumbent megaliths, 36' dia. --hillside griffin relief 90' x 100', executed using 200 tons of 9" Pa. limestone spawl --granite highway mile markers --assorted stone placements --acrylic-cementitious stencils on acoustic barrier panels mounted on two overpass bridges of 189' and 70' spans, employing elements from Township Seal --glockenspeil mechanical clock, employing elements from Township Seal
This project received the First Annual Award, among sixty entrants, awarded by the Environmental Design Research Association [April, 1998].
Designated Artist Rev. Thomas J. Williams Park, Cambridge, Massachusetts, from 2001 Commissioned by the City of Cambridge, in collaboration with the Parks Department --a series of 6 sandblasted panels
Will's Focus: large-scale public art and site-specific commission work; incl. concept development, planning, fabrication/execution, oversight responsibility, implementation of art works, street furniture, up to and incl. turnpike-scale project installation. Numerous collaborations with architects, city, regional planners, State (Penn.) and Federal D.O.T's. Extensive work experience with many specialty-skills firms, including CAM laser-cutters, quarrymen, large general contractors, such as Kiewit-Perini, [ref. above, under Radnor Township].