William Wegman (b. 1943) is best known for his photographs of his Weimaraner dogs, although he has also worked extensively in other media. Born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, Wegman earned his BFA at the Massachusetts College of Art and his MFA at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne. The social commentary Wegman expresses through his work relies on humor and mundane life. His work is in numerous public collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Albright-Knox Gallery, the Houston Museum of Fine Art, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the Australian National Gallery. Wegman has received the Guggenheim Fellowship twice, as well as grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts.