William M. Hoffman, Jr., Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University-Camden, earned a B.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania through its coordinated program with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where he won a prestigious Cresson Traveling Scholarship. His M.F.A. was earned at the Tyler School of Art.
Hoffman was born in Blairsvill, PA and grew up in Latrobe, PA.
His portrait, landscape and figure composition paintings have been exhibited in numerous one-person and group shows nationally and in London, England. He is a two time recipient of a Visual Arts Fellowship Grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts to execute a series of paintings of historical buildings in Camden, New Jersey. His work can be found in many private and corporate collections as well as in the New Jersey State Museum.