William C. Rorick

Fine Art


Memberships & Activities

Academic Artists Association (Artist Member 2004)

Allied Artists of America

Audubon Artists

American Society of Portrait Artists (ASOPA)

Arts & Crafts Association of Meriden

Brush & Palette Club of New Haven

Connecticut Classic Arts (Publicity Chair 1996 -1999)

Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists (Founding Member 2002)

Hamden Art League

Hudson Valley Art Association

Kent Art Association (Exhibitions Committee 2003, Co-Chair Members Show, Selection and Awards Committee, Elected Artist Member 2003, Board of Directors 2003 -2007)

New York Society of Portrait Artists (Member & Leadership Team 2002)

Pastel Society of America

Portrait Society of Atlanta

Society of Creative Artists of Newtown (SCAN) – (Artist Member, Board of Directors: Corresponding Secretary/Membership 1999 – 2002)

William C. Rorick has studied drawing, painting, and sculpture at the New York Academy of Art, the Arts Students League, the National Academy of Design, the School of Visual Arts, the Lyme Academy and elsewhere. His teachers have included Michael Aviano, Ellie Bender, Bob Boroski, Jon deMartin, and Daniel E. Greene, among others.   Mr. Rorick enjoys working in oil, pastel and drawing mediums to capture the likeness and essence of his subjects.  His portraits hang in public and private collections across the United States.   He is currently working on a series of oil portraits of famous composers and other historical figures of the late 19th and early 20th centuries with the advice and assistance of well-known portrait artist Paul W. McCormack.  He has won numerous awards, including Best in Show, in local, regional and national art shows. He is a member of the Portrait Society of America, the Portrait Society of Atlanta, the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists, and many other art organizations. Mr. Rorick teaches portrait painting and coordinates a portrait sketch group in his studio as part of the activities of the Portrait Club of Greater Southbury, which is affiliated with John Howard Sanden’s Portrait Clubs of America.  Additionally, Mr. Rorick is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Art, and other biographical sources. In 2021, Mr. Rorick was awarded the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, an honor reserved by the Marquis Who's Who Publications Board "for Marquis Biographees who have achieved career longevity and demonstrated unwavering excellence in their chosen fields".