William grew up in New York City in the 1940’s, from which he acquired an early passion for the colorful steamers still operating within and from that port. William served for several years as quartermaster-pilot of the famous “Alexander Hamilton,” last of the classic sidewheel steamboats to operate in the United States. As the age of steam drew to a close and the number of liners continued to lessen, Muller turned to his artistic abilities to document the disappearing craft and to hone his skills for a career as a marine artist. He studied at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY; School of Visual Arts in New York City, and the Art Student’s League in New York City as well. Muller’s work has been seen by millions in a wide variety of publications ranging from American Heritage, Business Week, Yachting, Yankee, Sea History, Art Today, and U.S. Art, to many marine book cover illustrations. Many of his paintings have been reproduced as limited edition art prints, and his work has been exhibited at many different places.