About the Artist
William H. Thielen
William H. Thielen was born March 18, 1954 in Pierre, South Dakota, where he grew up. He did his undergraduate studies in painting at Northern State University, Aberdeen, South Dakota from which he received a B.S. in Art in 1977 with a major in Painting and minors in Fibers and Sculpture. At that time Thielen realized that in making his art he wanted a broader base from which to draw. He, therefore, enrolled in graduate studies under M. Joan Lintault at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He received his M.F.A. in Fibers in 1980.