Dr. William J. Havlicek has over 40 years of experience in fine art/studio production and exhibition, publishing, museum administration, and college teaching. He holds a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University and is a graduate of the University of Iowa with both Masters of Arts and Masters of Fine Arts Degrees. He currently teaches at the Laguna College of Art and Design, in Laguna Beach, California.
William Havlicek is also the author of the beautifully-produced and acclaimed book Van Gogh’s Untold Journey, now considered by many to be a seminal work on the genius that was Vincent van Gogh.
His military experiences as a psychiatric technician included a study of psychology and art therapy. With combined strengths in art history, studio art, aesthetics, philosophy, psychology, art therapy, museum education and publishing, he brings a broad range of experience to the classroom. He is recognized in his field as an innovative instructor, practicing artist, lecturer and writer. His experience in writing and publishing includes Associate Publisher for an international magazine as well as producing regular articles on art and art history. As a practicing artist, Havlicek has merited important commissions and exhibitions of his work in galleries and museums in the United States and abroad.