Charmatz was born in New York in 1925. He attended the School
of Industrial Arts in Manhattan and served in the U.S. Navy
his freelance illustration career for clients such as The
New York Times (1945-2005), Washington Post, Esquire Magazine,
Playboy Fortune, Life, time and Sports Illustrated. He illustrated
a weekly column for S.I. for over 20 years, plus several major
painting assignments including; skiing in France, NFL football
training and Major League baseball spring training, etc.
also worked directly for corporations; Texaco, Price Waterhouse
and Exxon corporation For Exxon, Bill did numerous illustration
assignments he also was commissioned for a series of paintings
of Frances' Canal Transportation system.
featured on national and international magazine covers including
TV Guide, Time magazine, Money magazine, The New York Times
Book review and many other publications. He has also worked
for major advertising agencies such as Young and Rubicam,
J. Walter Thompson and Ogilvy and Mather.
Charmatz is listed in the "Who's Who of American Art",
is a member of the Society of Illustrators, was the founder
and Vice president of the Graphic Artist Guild and recipient
of numerous awards; Art Directors Club of N.Y., Chicago Society
of Publication Designers and the American Illustrated Graphic
N.Y.U. Teachers College, new School of Social research, N.Y.
Ecole des Beau Arts Fountainbleu and Acadamie de le Grande
Chaumiere, Paris, France. He was an instructor at The School
of Visual Arts for 3 years.
to illustrating and painting for publications and advertising
agencies, he has written and illustrated over 12 adult and
children's books; "The Little Duster", "The
Cat's Whiskers", "Troy Street Bus", "Esquire's
Drinkbook", and "The Computer Dictionary for Beginners".
Charmatz's paintings are in the permanent collection of Time-Life,
Inc, Annenberg Triangle Collection Philadelphia, Exxon Corp.
International, Playboy Inc., Chicago and The Library of Congress
Portraits Division, Washington, D.C.
Top left Bill Charmatz, NYC 1979
Top center Bill in an inner tube, Mohegan
Lake, NY 2000
Top right Bill with daisy, Paris, France 1945
Bill and daughter Katrina Charmatz, Central Park, NYC 1987
Duncan Charmatz, Central Park, NYC 1997
Duncan Charmatz, Mohegan Lake, NY
Bill at Lake Mohonk, New Paltz, NY 1982