Night of the Son Tay P.O.W. Raid


by William A. Guenon, Jr. 

Air Commando Pilot



About the Artist

William E. “Bill” Beyer, a renown watercolorist of New England is a graduate of Pratt Institute in New York, and has been a commercial artist for thirty-four years. He has won many national awards for his graphic representations. His work has been exhibited in Utah, Florida, Kentucky, Virginia as well as New England.

As an active  member of the Copley Society, Situate Art Society, Quincy Art Association, and former board member of the Brockton Art Museum, he is presently the Chairman of the Board of the Milton Art Museum in Mass.

His exhibits have included the Copley Society in Boston, the Newport, RI gallery, the Small, Small, World Gallery in Rockport, ME, and the Todd Gallery in Wellesley, Mass. He participates in juried shows and exhibits his work in one-man shows including private collections. Mr. Beyer is listed in the “Currier” book of American Artists and lectures with demonstrations of his skill to art associations across America. He has most recently been nominated as an Elder-prenerof artist and also received the prestigious Grumbacher-Koh-I-Noor award.

Mr. Beyer was selected by the “Sail Boston” committee to design a signed and numbered, limited edition print representing Boston and the Tall Ships festival. This was their official, authorized print for the year 2000.  The Kentucky Derby is  carrying his race poster which is still being offered due to its timeless nature. The painting was acclaimed among twenty-one finalists in a world wide competition. Another of his famous paintings, “The Titanic” was signed by one of the survivors, and was used in a documentary on the Titanic.

He has more than 35,000 limited editions on the market today. In addition to his murals in some of the finest motels, restaurants, and banks, Mr. Beyer has finished seven large paintings for the South Shore Bank.