William Dutterer was a passionate artist whose paintings and drawings tackle socially conscious topics like war and humans’ cruelty to humans, as well as more personal ideas of loneliness and isolation. Born in Hagerstown, Maryland, he graduated in the first class of the Maryland Institute College of Art’s prestigious Hoffberger School of Painting. Dutterer was taught by 20th Century master, Grace Hartigan. With early success in 1970s Minimalism, his vision took him beyond into narrative work that often utilized minimal motifs with commanding effect. He was a beloved professor at the Corcoran College of Art for twenty years, commuting for much of that time from New York. Dutterer passed away in 2007 leaving thousands of works to a Trust establish in his name .