An oil and pastel painter of portraits, sea and landscapes as well as genre scenes, William Worcester Churchill was an active exhibitor throughout his career.
He had trained at the Boston Museum School and then journeyed to Paris where he studied under Leon Bonnat. Upon his return to Boston he was able to quickly establish a career as a portrait painter, but also continued his other works. His figure studies are frequently admired for their use of light and rich interiors to convey a mood of serenity or ease.
He exhibited widely throughout his career, including submissions that were accepted at the Paris Salon, the National Academy of Design in New York and the Panama Pacific Exhibition of 1915, among others.
Some of his works are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.