Born in San Antonio, Texas, Bill Reily was interested in art from an early age. With encouragement from his godmother, Marion Koogler Mcnay, he received his first formal instruction from Mrs. Mamie Price, an accomplished art teacher trained at the Art Institute of Chicago. He continued his studies at the San Antonio Art Institute.
After earning his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin, Reily began a career as a full-time artist. With his friend and UT colleague, Cecil Casebier, Reily founded the San Antonio Men of Art Guild, a loose-knit group of contemporary painters within the city. Working and exhibiting together, these men shared an aesthetic synergy in advancing a style of abstract painting in a city famous for its impressionism. Reily joined the faculty at the University of the Incarnate Word, remaining as professor, advisor, and chairman of the fine arts department until his retirement.
Opening Reception is Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, 6-8 p.m.
Exhibit is on display through Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018