William Duma was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1936. He received an “Honors Diploma” in 1962 from the Alberta College of Art. After graduating he traveled and studied for a year in Europe. He is a member of the Alberta Society of Artists and was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1995. Duma is known as a landscape painter, much of his subject matter is Alberta landscapes. He has also painted scenes of he Yukon, Newfoundland, Ontario and the American Southwest.