William “Bill” Andrews, MA, CMI, FAMI

CEUs: 0.05 Biomed & 0.05 Art

This fascinating presentation is about the life and works of Jan van Rymsdyk, the artist best known for illustrating William Hunter’s The Gravid Uterus. For all the notoriety of this magnificent atlas, Rymsdyk was so miserably poor that he was glad to wear the cast off clothes of Mr. Wm. Baratt, surgeon. Rymsdyk also illustrated books by William Smellie, Charles Jenty and Thomas Denman. Thus, in a career spanning 40 years, this one artist illustrated the seminal works that became the foundation for modern obstetrics. Denman said of him, “There is so much truth and elegance in the drawings executed by Mr. Rymsdyk they may be considered as patterns for all future artists.”

William "Bill" Andrews, MA, CMI, FAMI

William "Bill" Andrews, MA, CMI, FAMI

Bill Andrews has been using Corel Painter to create award-winning illustrations since the mid 1990s. Bill is a Professor of Medical Illustration at Augusta University. He received his B.A. in Art from the University of Texas at Austin and his M.A. in Biomedical Communications from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Health Promotion, Education and Behavior at the University of South Carolina.  He is a Certified Medical Illustrator and a Fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators. Bill is a past president of the AMI, and the founding president of the Vesalius Trust. Bill is the leader for the Painter Painters Group on the OMC. Bill has received dozens of professional awards for his illustration work and has had numerous pieces included in juried exhibits, and in public and private collections around the world. He is a recipient of the Brödel Award for Excellence in Education.