BIO/TIMELINE

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1983

1983

Colored pencil on paper.

1984

1984

Colored pencil on paper.

1985

1985

Colored pencil on paper.

1986

1986

Oil on canvas.

1993

1993

Oil on canvas.

1992

1992

Oil on canvas.

1994

1994

Colored pencil on paper.

1998

1998

Digital painting.

1999

1999

Digital painting.

2000

2000

Digital painting.

2001

2001

Digital painting.

2002

2002

Digital painting.

2003

2003

Digital painting.

2004

2004

Digital painting.

2005

2005

Digital drawing.

2006

2006

Digital painting.

2007

2007

Digital painting.

2008

2008

Digital painting.

2009

2009

Digital drawing.

2010

2010

Digital painting.

2011

2011

Mixed media.

2012

2012

Mixed media.

2013

2013

Mixed media.

2014

2014

Mixed media.

2015

2015

Mixed media.

2016

2016

Mixed media.

2017

2017

Mixed media.

2018

2018

Mixed media.

2019

2019

Mixed media.


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 art and 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.

 

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, Three-man show
Lake Tahoe, California

 

 

 

2012
Remembrances

Self-Published Book

2003
GQ Magazine Germany
Online edition.

2002
STERN Magazine
7/26/02 online edition, front page and Lifestyles section.
http://www.stern.de

2002
STERN Magazine
6/20/02 online edition, front page and Lifestyles section.
http://www.stern.de

 

 

 

2001
Silvestri International Artist Award 2001

1993
Bronze Award for Traditional Works on Paper
Art of California Magazine Discovery Awards

1992
Silver Award for Works on Paper
Art of California Magazine Discovery Awards