Illustrator William Vincent Cahill would also paint and exhibit successfully throughout his career. He painted many landscapes and figure studies in the Impressionist style.
He had studied at the Art Students League under Howard Pyle and Birge Harrison. He then headed to Boston where he studied with Edmund Tarbell and Frank Benson.
Early in his career he opened a studio in Woodstock, New York as well as maintaining a studio in Boston. By 1914 however he had relocated to Los Angeles where he and his friend John Hubbard Rich, founded the School for Illustration and Painting.
In addition to teaching at the school, Cahill also took students in his studio. The school was sold in 1917, and Cahill would continue teaching in his various studios, finally settling permanently in San Francisco where he worked in commercial art until the end of his life.
Cahill exhibited widely throughout his career, including the Art Institute of Chicago and the National Academy of Design in New York. He was associated with many important clubs and organizations, including the Society of illustrators.