Bill Ludwig attended Hartford Art School and graduated cum laude in 1966 with a BFA.
He then went on to Tulane University and received his master in Sculpture and a minor in American Art History in 1968. Both schools emphasized cast bronze sculpture.
Bill has operated his own studio/foundry since 1972 in Louisiana and has cast all his own sculptures as well as the work for area sculptors and architects, and has the longest continuously operating foundry in Louisiana.
In 1984, Ludwig was awarded a commission by Louisiana Vietnam Veterans Leadership program to design and cast the official Louisiana State Vietnam War Monument. The monument, which consists of four life-sized figures, is located at the plaza level at New Orleans Superdome.