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William C. Rorick Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Mr. Rorick has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fields of art, academia and library science

    SOUTHBURY, CT, October 27, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present William C. Rorick with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Rorick celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

A multi-talented artist who spent much of his career in academia, Mr. Rorick retired in 1996 as an emeritus assistant professor and reference librarian of the Music Library at Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY). Active in his role for more than two decades, he also enjoyed serving on the senate nominating committee and as a delegate-at-large for the arts division. During his many years at Queens College, he published numerous articles on the history of music publishing. Mr. Rorick originally hailed from the Manhattan School of Music Library, where he contributed for four years in various roles.

Renowned for his abilities, Mr. Rorick is best known for his lifelike portraits of famous composers and other historical figures. He also has an extensive portfolio of still life and landscapes in oil and pastel. Mr. Rorick's drawings and paintings have been featured at the National Academy of Design and the New York Academy of Art in New York City, the Lyme Art Association, and Kent Art Association in Connecticut and other locations. Additionally, his portraits have been included in public and private collections across the U.S.

Throughout his impressive career, Mr. Rorick has served as a portrait painting demonstrator and instructor, show chairperson and juror on behalf of various art organizations. He continues to teach portrait painting and oversees a portrait sketch group in his studio as part of the Portrait Club of Greater Southbury. An active participant in his local community, Mr. Rorick was aligned as a board deacon for the South Britain Congregational Church in South Britain, Connecticut, serving from 1998 to 2001, where he also distinguished himself as a historian.

Mr. Rorick received a Bachelor of Arts in economics and business administration at Ohio Wesleyan University in 1963. Drafted into the military, he served in the U.S. Army between 1964 and 1966. While overseas in Germany, he realized that he wanted to pursue a career in either art or music upon his return home. In 1968, Mr. Rorick attained a Bachelor of Music in music history and literature at the University of Utah.

Continuing his education, Mr. Rorick received a Master of Music in music history and literature at Northwestern University in 1970, a Master of Library Science at Pratt Institute in 1974 and a Master of Arts in musicology at New York University in 1982. Additional academic pursuits to his credit include studying portraiture in workshops at several different art schools and drawing, painting and sculpture at the New York Academy of Art, the Art Students League, the National Academy of Design and several other institutions.

Since embarking upon his career, Mr. Rorick has become active with multiple industry-related organizations, such as the American Society of Portrait Artists, the American Printing History Association, the Portrait Society of America Inc., the International Association of Music Libraries, Music Library Association, and the American Musicological Society. He is also a former corresponding secretary of the Society of Creative Artists of Newtown, a former publicity chairperson of the Connecticut Classic Arts Inc. and a founding member and former secretary of the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists.

Mr. Rorick secured a grant from the Research Foundation of CUNY from 1981 to 1984. He has also been recognized with numerous awards for his artwork, including Best in Show at local, regional and national art shows. Moreover, Mr. Rorick received awards from the Allied Artists of America Inc. in 2012, the Hudson Valley Art Association, Inc. in 2019 and the Academic Artists Association in 2020.

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