William Crozier was born in 1930 at Yoker, Glasgow, of Irish descent. Between 1949 and 1953 he studied at Glasgow School of Art under David Donaldson, Mary and William Armour. On graduating Crozier left Scotland for London, and spent substantial periods of time between 1955 and 1965 living in Europe, principally in Dublin, Paris and Malaga. He taught at the Central School of Art and later at Winchester, from where he retired as Head of Fine Art in 1987 to paint full-time. Vibrant colour, striking, sophisticatedly-simplified design and an idiosyncratic paint texture characterise his landscape work. Crozier held several one man shows at The Scottish Gallery including the Festival of 1989 where he exhibited paintings, prints, monotypes and bronze sculptures. He also had shows with huge success in Ireland, where he spent part of his time. One major exhibition worthy of note was at the SNGMA in 1995.