George Carlson

BIOGRAPHY

1940      -Born in Elmhurst, Illinois.

 

EDUCATION

-The American Academy of Art, Chicago, Illinois

-The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

-University of Arizona, Tucson

-Honorary Doctorate, University of Idaho, Moscow

 

ONE-MAN EXHIBITIONS

2007   -Retrospective Exhibition December 15 – April 13, 2008,
Denver Art Museum

1995      -Retrospective Exhibition, Fort Worth Zoo Museum, Texas

1993      -Retrospective Exhibition, Autry Western Heritage Museum,
               Los Angeles, California

1988      -The Tarahumara, Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, California

1985      -The Tarahumara, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

1982      -The Tarahumara, Natural History Museum,
               Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.

1979-80-Retrospective Exhibition, Indianapolis Museum of Art

 

TWO-MAN EXHIBITIONS

1994       -Thomas Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

‘98-2011-Coors Invitational, 2000 Feature Artist, National Western
               Stock Show & Rodeo, Denver, Colorado

               -Masters of the American West, Autry Western Heritage Museum,
               Los Angeles, California

2000      -From the Inside Out:  Contemporary Wildlife Art and the Legacy
                of Carl Rungius
, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1995-2010-Prix de West, National Cowboy Hall of Fame,
               Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1981-00-Artists of America Show, Denver, Colorado

1999      -100 Years of the Art of Taos, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO

1998      -The Governor’s Invitational, Denver, Colorado

1992      -The Denver Seven, National Cowboy Hall of Fame,
               Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1991      -The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Tokyo, Japan

1990      -Amerika Haus, Berlin, Germany

               -Central House of Artists, Moscow, U.S.S.R.

               -National Academy of Design, New York City

               -National Sculpture Society, New York City

1973-90-National Academy of Western Art, National Cowboy Hall
               of Fame, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1989      -Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.

               -Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art,
               Indianapolis, Indiana

1988      -Western & Wildlife Museum, Jackson, Wyoming

               -Kentucky Derby Museum, Lexington

               -Americana Museum, El Paso, Texas

1987      -Kyoto World Exposition of Historical Cities, Japan

               -Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, California

1985      -Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma

1984      -Salmagundi Club, New York City

1981      -The Peking Exhibit, Beijing, China

               -Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Prior       -Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona

               -Denver Natural History Museum, Colorado

               -Penrose Library, University of Denver, Colorado

 

ONE-MAN GALLERY SHOWS

2008      -The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, ID

2002      -Nicholas Fine Art, Billings, Montana

               -Matthew Chase Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2001      -The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

1994      -Erin Vaughan, Denver, Colorado

               -Kneeland Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho

               -The Opicka Gallery, Denver, Colorado

1993      -Fenn Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1992      -Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1990      -Kneeland Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho

1989      -Farber Gallery of Fine Art, Indianapolis, Indiana

1988      -Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

               -Sun Valley Center for the Arts & Humanities, Idaho

1987      -Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas

1985      -Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1983      -O’Grady Galleries, Chicago, Illinois

1982      -Folger Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana

1981      -Stremmel Gallery, Reno, Nevada

1980      -Grand Central Art Galleries, New York City

1977      -Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

               -O’Grady Galleries, Chicago, Illinois

               -Stremmel Gallery, Reno, Nevada

               -Bishop Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

1976      -Kennedy Galleries, New York City

1972      -Saks Gallery, Colorado Springs, Colorado

 

TWO-MAN SHOWS

1993      -Kneeland Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho

               -The Opicka Gallery, Denver, Colorado

 

AWARDS

2005      -Autry National Center’s John J. Gerhaty Award for
               advancement of contemporary Western Art

               -Autry National Center’s Trustees’ Purchase Award

1989      -Gold Medal National Academy of Western Art

               -Gold Medal, Robert Lougheed Award, National
               Academy of Western Art

1988      -Silver Medal, National Academy of Western Art

1985      -Gold Medal, National Academy of Western Art

1983      -Merit Award, Western Rendezvous Show, Helena, MT

1981      -Silver Medal, National Academy of Western Art

1980      -Gold Medal, National Academy of Western Art

1978      -Gold Medal, National Academy of Western Art

1976      -Silver Medal, National Academy of Western Art

1975      -Prix de West, National Academy of Western Art

1974      -Gold Medal, National Academy of Western Art

 

MEMBER

2001      -Lionel Hampton National Jazz Festival,
               National Board of Directors

1981      -National Sculpture Society, elected to Fellow 1989

1974      -National Academy of Western Art

 

HONORS

1999      -Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, University of Idaho,
               Moscow, Idaho

1996      -Idaho Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts

1992      -Artists of America, AOA Master

 

CONFERENCE

1989      -Lecturer U.S./Soviet Art Summit, Tretyakov Gallery,
               Moscow, USSR

 

PRESENTATION COMMISSIONS

1995      -Old Blue, bronze sculpture: Charles Goodnight Foundation
               Commission, Amon Carter Exhibition Hall, Fort Worth, Texas

1981      -Navajo John, bronze sculpture: presented to retiring Chairman
               Nicholas Brady by the Foreign Diplomatic Council,
               State Department, Washington, D.C.

 

PORTRAIT BUST COMMISSIONS

1999      -John Lockridge, commissioned by Erika Lockridge

1997      -Ennis Cosby, commissioned by Bill Cosby

1994      -Bob Kuhn, commissioned by William Kerr for
               the National Wildlife Museum, Jackson, Wyoming

1991      -Phylicia Rashad, commissioned by Bill Cosby

1990      -Paul Robeson, commissioned  by Bill Cosby

               -Ricard Ohrstrom, commissioned by Ricard Ohrstrom

1981      -Bill Harrah, commissioned by Bill Cosby

1979      -Bill Cosby, commissioned by Bill Cosby

 

OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

1999      -Mane of Wind - Neck of Thunder, William Ballentine Collection
               on loan to the city of Kirkland, Washington

1998      -I’m the Drum, New Mexico Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe

               -Hopi Girls, New Mexico Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe

1994      -I’m the Drum, heroic size, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

1990      -Paul Robeson, heroic size, Central State University,
               Wilberforce, Ohio

1989      -The Greeting, heroic size, Eiteljorg Museum of the
               American Indian &Western Art, Indianapolis, Indiana

1988      -The Greeting, Genesee Museum, Rochester, New York

               -I’m the Drum, heroic size, Bank of America, Las Vegas, Nevada

1985      -Of One Heart, heroic size, The Museum of Outdoor Art,
               Englewood, Colorado

1982      -Of One Heart, Genesee Museum, Rochester, New York

1980      -Early Day Miner, heroic size, Washington Park, Denver, Colorado

 

PUBLIC & CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

-Amon Carter Exhibition Hall, Fort Worth, Texas

-Anschutz Collection, Denver, Colorado

-Autry Western Heritage Museum, Los Angeles, California

-Bank of America, Las Vegas, Nevada

-Boatman’s Bankshare Inc., St. Louis, Missouri

-Brownsville National Bank, Texas

-Charles Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana

-Chase Manhattan Bank, New York City

-Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio

-Cherokee National Historical Society, Chakota, Oklahoma

-Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado

-Corning Museum, Corning, New York City

-The Coeur d’Alene Resort, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

-City and County of Denver, Colorado

-Denver Museum of Art, Colorado

-Denver Natural History Museum, Colorado

-Denver Public Library, Colorado

-Eiteljorg Museum of the American Indian and Western Art, Indianapolis

-Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman

-Genesee Museum, Rochester, New York

-The Thomas Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma

-The Harmson Collection, Denver, Colorado

-Harrah’s Club, Reno, Nevada

-Hotel Vajra, Kathmandu, Nepal

-Indiana University School of Medicine, Paul Stark Neurosciences
Research Institute, Indianapolis

-Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

-Lincoln Center, New York City

-Los Angeles Athletic Club, California

-Manville Corporation, Denver, Colorado

-New Mexico Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe

-Mike Mansfield Center for Japanese Studies, University of Montana, Missoula

-Mobile Oil Corporation, Houston, Texas

-National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

-National Wildlife Museum, Jackson, Wyoming

-Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada

-Outdoor Museum of Art, Englewood, Colorado

-Pierce McCallister Cottage, Colorado Historical Society, Denver, Colorado

-Rockwell International Corporation

-Rockwell Museum, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

-Rocky Mountain Bank, Denver, Colorado

-Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona

-University of Idaho, Moscow

-Wells Fargo Historical Museum, Los Angeles, California

-Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Buffalo Bill Historical Society,
Cody, Wyoming

-William Ballentine Collection, Kirkland, Washington

-World Wildlife Fund, Washington, D.C.

-U.S. Embassy, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2002      -George Carlson, Year of the Horse, Nicholas Fine Art,
               Billings, Montana

1997      -Leading the West: One Hundred Contemporary Painters
               and Sculptors,
by Donald J. Hagerty, Northland Publishing,
                Flagstaff, Arizona

1994      -Masters of American Sculpture, by Donald Martin Reynolds,
               Abbeville Press, New York City  

               -Gilcrease Museum Rendezvous ‘94, Tulsa, Oklahoma

1993      -George Carlson, Dignity in Art, Autry Western Heritage Museum,
               Los Angeles, California

1992      -George Carlson, The Strength of the Spirit, Gerald Peters Gallery,
               Santa Fe, New Mexico

1990-02-Allgemeines Kunstlerlexikon, Leipzig, Germany

1990      -The Art Collection of Ambassador and Mrs. Keith Lapham Brown,
                United States Residence, Copenhagen, Denmark,

               published by Gerald Peters Corporation, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1989      -American Design: The Northwest, by Linda Humphrey, Fred Albert
               and Michael Jensen,Bantam Publishing, New York City

               -Sculpture: Technique-Form-Content, by Arthur Williams,
               Davis Publications, Worcester, Massachusetts

1988      -Dictionary of American Sculptors, edited by Glenn B. Opitz,
               Apollo Book Co., New York City

1986      -Sweet Promised Land, Robert Laxalt, University of Nevada Press,
               Reno, Nevada

1985      -A Cup of Tea in Pamplona, Robert Laxalt, University of Nevada
               Press, Reno, Nevada

               -George Carlson, The Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe

1984      -Four Centuries of Sporting Art, The Gallery of Sporting Art, The
               John Wehle Collection, Genesee Country Museum,
published by
               the Genesee Country Museum, New York City

1983      -George Carlson, A Tarahumara Portfolio, University of
               Nevada Press, Reno

1981      -Carlson in Retrospect, Stremmel Galleries, Ltd., Reno, Nevada

1980      -George Carlson, Profiles in American Art, Introduction and edited
               by Claudia Meyer, Ken Meyer Productions, William Kerr producer,
               O’Hara Inc., Boulder, Colorado

1979-02-Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who,
               Providence, New Jersey

               -Who’s Who in American Art, Marquis Who’s Who,
               Providence, New Jersey

               -Who’s Who in the West, Marquis Who’s Who,
               Providence, New Jersey

1979      -George Carlson: Sculptures from the Collection of Harrison
               Eiteljorg
, commentaries by George Carlson, edited by
               Robert Yassin, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

1977      -The Tarahumara, George Carlson

1976      -George Carlson Bronzes, Kennedy Galleries, New York City

1974      -Bronzes of the American West, Patricia Janis Broder,
               Harry Abrams, New York City

 

FILMS

1993      -George Carlson: Dignity in Art, Robert Kittila Productions