Wegman, William (1943 - )


William Wegman was born in 1943 in Holyoke, Massachusetts. He received a B.F.A. in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston in 1965 and an M.F.A. in painting from the University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana in 1967. From 1968 to 1970 he taught at the University of Wisconsin. In the fall of 1970 he moved to Southern California where he taught for one year at California State College, Long Beach.

He is best known for his photos of his Weimaraner dogs -- Man Ray, Fay Ray and family -- posed and dressed in different, usually comical, vignettes.

He lives in New York and Maine.

Selected Bibliography

  • ABC (1994)
  • William Wegman's Mother Goose (1996)
  • William Wegman's Farm Days: or How Chip Learnt an Important Lesson on the Farm, or a Day in the Country, or Hip Chip's Trip, or Farmer Boy (1997)
  • William Wegman Puppies (1997)
  • My Town (1998)
  • What Do You Do? (1999)
  • William Wegman's Pups (1999)
  • Man's Best Friend: Photographs and Drawings (1999)
  • Fay (1999)
  • Surprise Party (2000)
  • William Wegman's Wegmanology (2001)
  • William Wegman Poloroids (2000)
  • How do you get to MOMAQNS? (2002)
  • Chip Wants a Dog (2003)
  • Dogs on Rocks (2008)