Bill Strobel

Bill Strobel was born in Philadelphia and spent his childhood in both Camden and Pennsauken, New Jersey. Strobel learned to paint with oils as a young child while watching his mother. He later studied printmaking, painting and sculpture at Rutgers University. His formal education along with an active interest in graffiti and street art greatly influences the work he does today.

Strobel works predominantly in acrylics and pastels on large scale pieces as well as portraiture and text design. His client list includes: Urban Outfitters, Pricewaterhousecoopers, The Philadelphia Stock Exchange, and Nasdaq.
In 1991 he was awarded an Honorarium award by the city of Camden N.J., being noticed as one of the top 3 artists in the city of Camden. Strobel moved to Philadelphia in 1993. As many creatives do, Bill found himself in the restaurant business ultimately manning the Executive Chef position in 3 successful well known Philadelphia restaurants until returning to his art full time in 2008. Since then he as done large scale projects such as a 4,000 square foot pastel art installation in the Viewmont Mall in Scranton, Pa, 4 floors of the Bailey Building, including the lobby, in Center City Philadelphia, 4 murals on 2 floors of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, and all of the Club Level Market Place artwork and signage in Lincoln Financial Field. Bill was contacted by MTV to put together a team to execute one of the largest Vote Early chalk art activations in the country for the 2020 Presidential Election. The design and execution of this piece measured 400 square feet and was located in Center City’s Love Park. Most recently he was asked to return to Camden to develop, curate and execute a solo gallery exhibition featuring the city of Camden where he spent much of his younger life.

Last updated: Jun 24, 2024