Photographer, painter, sculptor; teacher of art. Born– November 5, 1936, Tuscaloosa. Parents– William A. and Ruby Willard (Smith) Christenberry. Married–Sandra Deane, 1967.  Children– three. Education– University of Alabama, B.F.A.,1958,  M.A., 1959.  Taught at the University of Alabama, 1959-61; at Memphis State University, 1962-68; at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C., 1968-2009 .Considered  one of the most important artists of the rural South. Honors– Lyndhurst Foundation prize, 1982; Honorary DFA, Kansas City Art Institute, 1983; Jimmy Ernst Award in Art, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2010; honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, University of Alabama, 1998. Awarded the status of professor emeritus on his retirement at the Corcoran School, 2009.  Died November 28, 2016.


William Christenberry, Color Photographs; Marquis Who’s Who Online; obituary.


Southern Photographs. Millerton, N.Y.; Aperture, 1983.

Washington Art; William Christenberry. Potsdam, N.Y.; Art Gallery, State University College, 1971?

William Christenberry, Color Photographs; December 21, 1978-February 11, 1979, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C.; The Gallery, 1979.

Working from Memory. Steidl, 2008.