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Ward George is a contemporary representational artist interested primarily in the female nude.  Having made off with his mother’s paint box at the age of nine, Mr. George is largely auto-didactic (self-taught). He has, however, graciously received guidance and encouragement from time to time from several accomplished painters and photographers, to whom he is eternally grateful and proud to call his friends.

Although deeply influenced by modern artand its philosophies, he soon embarked on a deeper study of the whole of Western Art.  As a result, he has built a foundation drawing from the depth of western tradition as well as more contemporary sources. Mr. George has chosen the nude as an expressive vehicle for three reasons:

  • first, it is the foundation of Western Art;
  • second, it is an art form in and of itself;
  • third, and most importantly, because of his natural sympathies for the human figure and the enduring source of challenges and opportunities it presents.

Believing that an artist must bring intellect, emotion and technique to his work, he has taken what he considers of greatest aesthetic value from artists as varied as the Zen masters, Turner, Rembrandt and Picasso, de Kooning and Ingres, Rodin and Welliver, Matisse, Wyeth, Rubens and Pearlstein.

 

PAST EXHIBITIONS

COMING EXHIBITIONS

2015 Darkroom Gallery Burlington, Vermont
2013 Invitation to Florence Biennale Florence, Italy
2011 Invitation to Florence Biennale Florence, Italy
2009
Invitation to Florence Biennale Florence, Italy
2007
Invitation to Florence Biennale Florence, Italy
2002
Kern Street Gallery Fresno, California
2001
GlobalVision Matisse Galleries, Rome, Italy
2001
“The Rising Sun and the Big Apple” (Guest Artist) Abusuan Galleries and Vallisa Galleries, Bari, Italy
2001
ArtExpo 2001 Pascali Museum, Bari, Italy
1994
The Priva B. Gross International Juried Exhibition New York City, NY
1993
Bronze Award for Traditional Works on Paper 1993 Art of California Magazine Discovery Awards
1992
Sierra Gallery, Lake Tahoe Three-man show
2017 Invitation to Florence Biennale Florence, Italy

BOOKS, MAGAZINE AND ONLINE PUBLICATION

2012
Remembrances
Self-Published
2003
GQ Magazine
Germany. Online edition.
2002
STERN Magazine
Germany. Online edition, 7/26/02, front page and Lifestyles section
http://www.stern.de
2002
STERN Magazine
Germany. Online edition, 6/20/02, front page and Lifestyles section
http://www.stern.de

AWARDS

2001
Silvestri International Artist Award 2001
1993
Bronze Award for Traditional Works on Paper 1993 Art of California Magazine Discovery Awards
1992
Silver Award for Works on Paper 1992 Art of California Magazine Discovery Awards
2001
“The Rising Sun and the Big Apple” (Guest Artist) Abusuan Galleries and Vallisa Galleries, Bari, Italy
2001
ArtExpo 2001 Pascali Museum, Bari, Italy

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