Much of William Schaffs work deals with debt and loss as well as the consequences of and responses to human violence. Stories from the Old Testament and memories learned from The Holocaust are recurrent in his art. A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, Schaff has exhibited and lectured at numerous institutions including the United States Air Force Academy, the Rhode Island School of Design, Amherst College and East Carolina University. With all that said, he manages to create lots of artwork for lots of different folk. For private commissions, gallery exhibits and fine authors, to such notable independent musicians as Okkervil River, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Songs: Ohia and many more.