William Matthews (4)

American artist, illustrator and designer, born 1949 in New York City, New York. Most known for his watercolor portrayals of working cowboys.

His career began in Los Angeles, where he designed album covers for Warner Bros. Records and Capitol Records. Later he has relocated to Colorado, and ran a graphic design studio there until 1990 after which he has dedicated his time for painting. He still occasionally paints original artwork for album covers as well.


William Matthews (4) Discography Tracks


William Matthews (4) - Highway Call album art Richard Betts* Richard Betts* - Highway Call (Album) Capricorn Records US 1974 Sell This Version
MLPS-605 William Matthews (4) - Home In The Country album art Don Ho Don Ho - Home In The Country(LP) Mega Records (4) MLPS-605 US 1974 Sell This Version
FR 002 01 William Matthews (4) - Monroe Doctrine album art Monroe Doctrine Monroe Doctrine - Monroe Doctrine(LP, Album) Falls River Records FR 002 01 US 1974 Sell This Version
William Matthews (4) - Blue Sky · Night Thunder album art Michael Murphey* Michael Murphey* - Blue Sky · Night Thunder (Album) Epic New Zealand 1975 Sell This Version
BP 1002 William Matthews (4) - Rocky Grass (Live Bluegrass From Colorado) album art Various Various - Rocky Grass (Live Bluegrass From Colorado)(CD, Album) Blue Planet Music BP 1002 US 1995 Sell This Version
RWP 6005-2 William Matthews (4) - Playing Favorites album art Michael Martin Murphey Michael Martin Murphey - Playing Favorites(HDCD, Album) Real West Productions RWP 6005-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
SUG-CD-3943 William Matthews (4) - So Long Of A Journey (Live At The Boulder Theater) album art Hot Rize Hot Rize - So Long Of A Journey (Live At The Boulder Theater)(CD, Album) Sugar Hill Records (2) SUG-CD-3943 US 2002 Sell This Version
SFW CD 50002 William Matthews (4) - Hittin' The Trail album art Buck Ramsey Buck Ramsey - Hittin' The Trail(2xCD) Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 50002 US 2003 Sell This Version
79759-2 William Matthews (4) - Gitane Cajun album art BeauSoleil Avec Michael Doucet* BeauSoleil Avec Michael Doucet* - Gitane Cajun(CD, Album) Vanguard 79759-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
B0006021-02 William Matthews (4) - These Days album art Vince Gill Vince Gill - These Days(4xCD, Album, Box) MCA Nashville B0006021-02 US 2006 Sell This Version
SFW CD 40224 William Matthews (4) - Dom Flemons Presents Black Cowboys album art Dom Flemons Dom Flemons - Dom Flemons Presents Black Cowboys(CD, Album) Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40224 US 2018 Sell This Version