Noting, with sorrow, the death of William Maynard, as recorded by Rachel White:
Today, myself and our West End neighbors lost our long-time friend, William Maynard.
Bill was my friend, mentor, and art teacher (along with his wife, Gladys, deceased 12 years, with whom I also studied). Bill taught at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, as did his wife. Later, Bill taught at the Mass College of Art and Gladys at Chamberlayne College until they moved permanently to Provincetown in the 1960s after visiting frequently.
Bill continued to paint and sell from his studio in his house at 72A Commercial Street at age 94!
All the neighbors had a genuine concern for Bill’s well-being and began to assist me in making Bill’s life more comfortable. Billy’s passing leaves a huge void to all who knew him and also in the art community in Boston and Provincetown. Some of Bill’s Boston students continued to send photos of current work for critiques and he’d talk to them via phone.
Rest well now, dear friend.
He joins his beloved Gladys and their favorite (last) dog, Toto, whose ashes he saved to all be joined together.